Associate Professor &
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Sociology
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My primary areas of interest are: Gender (and its intersections with race, ethnicity, caste, and class), Social Movements and Transnational Movements, Global Politics (State Power); Development; Research Methods; South Asia (particularly India)
Mellon Grand Challenge Exploratory Award, 2014
Title: Gender and Social Impacts of Institutional Arrangements for Improved Seed Technologies (PI, Subramaniam)
1: To perform a systematic meta-analysis of publications describing different institutional arrangements for storage and distribution of technologically improved seeds for rice in Asia as well as their apparent social impacts on (1) breadth of new seed technology adoption, (2) degree of social conflict over those technologies, (3) impacts on gender, and (4) impacts on small farmers.
2: To generate an on-line database describing those institutional arrangements to be updated regularly in the future. 4
3: To examine and understand institutional inter-play in storage and distribution of technologically improved seeds by focusing on a specific country – India.
4: To understand (a) whether and how women and small farmer are included (or not) in institutions and mechanisms to facilitate access to technologically improved seeds and (b) the role of women and small farmers in influencing Indian policies on technologically improved seeds over time.
_________________________________________________________________________________________SYMPOSIUM: JUST SUSTAINABILITIES: RE-IMAGINING E/QUALITY, LIVING WITHIN LIMITS
Keynote on April 24, 2014 followed by two panels on April 25, 2014.
Flyer for Keynote Address: click here
SYMPOSIUM - MARCH 2013 IN CHENNAI, INDIA
Symposium titled ‘State and Social Movements: Violence, Health, Food Security’ at IIT, Madras in collaboration with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, IIT, Madras. Made possible by an 'Engaging India' grant from Purdue's Office of Engagement [PI: Mangala Subramaniam). March 13-14, 2013
The symposium is an initiative to promote research through a partnership between Purdue and institutions of higher education in India. It was made possible by an 'Engaging India' grant from the Purdue's Office of Engagement and the support of IIT, Madras. I put together the call for paper and the program. The two-day program comprised seven paper sessions and a set of three roundtables. Collaborative workshops and research projects between Purdue and IIT, Madras are being discussed.
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FOR CALL FOR PAPERS Click Here Submission is closed
FOR SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM Final Symposium Program.pdf
Subramaniam, Mangala. Social Movements: Local, National, and Transnational Contexts (provisional title). New York & Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Subramaniam, Mangala and Preethi Krishnan Ramaswamy. 2014. “Gender, Caste, and Class: Structural Violence in India,” Pp. 240-248 in Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class and Gender edited by Shirley Jackson. UK: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).
Kadowaki, Joy and Mangala Subramaniam. 2014. “Coping with Emotional Labor: Strategies Adopted by Instructors.” White Privilege Conference Journal: Understanding and Dismantling Privilege IV(2): 154-172
Subramaniam, Mangala. 2014. “Neoliberalism and Water Rights: Case of India.” Current Sociology 62(3): 393-411
Subramaniam, Mangala, Robert Perrucci, and David Whitlock. 2014. “Intellectual Closure: A Theoretical Framework Linking Knowledge, Power, and the Corporate University,” Critical Sociology 40(3): 411-30 (first published online December 21, 2012).
Subramaniam, Mangala. 2014. “Resisting Gendered Religious Nationalism: The Case of Religious Based Violence in Gujarat, India,” Advances in Gender Research: Gendered Perspectives on Conflict and Violence edited by Marcia Texler Segal and Vasilikie Demos, Volume 18 part b: 73-98. Bingley, UK: Emerald.
Subramaniam, Mangala and Preethi Krishnan Ramaswamy. “Gender, Caste, and Class: Structural Violence in India,” Chapter in Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class and Gender edited by Shirley Jackson, forthcoming 2014
Subramaniam, Mangala, Preethi Krishnan Ramaswamy, and Christopher Bunka. “ Women’s Movement Groups in State Policy Formulation: Addressing Violence against Women.” Indian Anthropologist (Special Issue on State and Public Policy), forthcoming 2014 (National journal in India)
Subramaniam, Mangala. 2013. “The Medicalization of HIV/AIDS Policy: The Case of India.” Pp. 177-202. in Global HIV/AIDS Politics, Policy and Activism: Persistent Challenges and Emerging Issues (three-volume book set) edited by Raymond Smith. Praeger Publishers.
Lowrie, Patricia, Lisa Greenhill, Mangala Subramaniam, and Ken Gorczyka. 2013. "Origins of Coordinates: The Dilemma of Social Constructs." Pp. 41-54 in A Strategy for Inclusiveness in Veterinary Medicine edited by Sandy Amass and Pat Lowrie. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press
2014-2016 Member, Editorial Board, Gender & Society
2014 National Science Foundation, panelist (2014)
2011-2014 Secretary/Treasurer & Council Member, ASA’s Sex & Gender Section (elected)
2008 - 2009 Member, Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship Committee, SSSP
2008 – 2010 Member, Nominations Committee, Sociologists for Women in Society (elected)
2006-2007 Chair, Lee Scholar-Activist Support Fund, Society for the Study of Social Problems
Spring 2014 issue of CLA Research Newsletter is now available through this link: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/research/CLA_Research_Newsletter/documents/Spring_2014_CLA_Research_Newsletter.pdf
CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS
Christopher Bunka, PhD Student. Interests: Globalization, Global Politics, State Power
Lori Lundell, PhD Student. Interests: Gender, Race, Class
Preethi Krishnan Ramaswamy, PhD Student. Interests: Gender, Social Movements, South Asia
GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION FOR FACULTY & CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS
Instructions for electronic process of exam forms starting January 2014
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