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, Development; Research Methods; South Asia (particularly India).
My current projects focus on how the disadvantaged organize to make claims to basic needs and rights. The projects consider the contentious politics of rights to water, the gendered interpretation of the law in judgments on violence against women cases; the models of community organizations that can sustain activities contributing to HIV risk reduction and coping with intimate partner violence; and the gender impacts of technologically improved seeds to address food insecurity. More recently I have been analyzing data on mid-career faculty, particularly women, and their satisfaction with recognition and appreciation and climate. Some of this work has emerged from participating in the COACHE working groups convened by the Purdue’s Office of the Provost since spring 2016. I will will continue this work on mid-career faculty as the 2017-18 College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Faculty Fellow.
Politics of Rights to Water (Blog, March 31, 2016): https://gendersociety.wordpress.com/2016/03/31/politics-of-rights-to-water/.
Opinion Piece: Strategies for HIV/AIDS prevention in Karnataka. Page 11 in Deccan Herald, July 20, 2016 [Deccan Herald is a leading English Daily in India]. See www.deccanheraldepaper.com or at http://www.deccanherald.com/content/558932/strategies-hivaids-prevention-karnataka.htm The piece is also linked to the Purdue India interest group website created by the EVPR's Office: https://www.purdue.edu/india/news/
Also see Purdue's India interest group page: http://www.purdue.edu/india/events/
College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Faculty Fellow
Project: Institutional Mechanisms for Breaking the ‘Glass Ceiling’: Gender, Race and Mid-Career Faculty. 2017-18
FELLOW, PURDUE POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/ppri
Intimate Partner Violence and Risks to HIV: Using Empirical Evidence for Policy Making. Spring 2017
FELLOW, CLA CENTER FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES
Effects of Participation in Community Organizations of High Risk Groups on Mitigating Risks to HIV. Fall 2016
Co-PI (with Christie Sennott). From Mother to Daughter: HIV Risk and Knowledge Transmission about Sexual and Reproductive Health in India and South Africa. College of Liberal Arts Global Research Synergy grant, 2017. https://www.cla.purdue.edu/research/grantsupport/GlobalSynergy/awardwinners.html
PI, Coping with Intimate Partner Violence: High Risk Groups and HIV Prevention in India. CLA Exploratory Research in the Social Sciences grant, 2016.
PI, Gender and Social Impacts of Institutional Arrangements for Improved Seed Technologies, Mellon Grand Challenge Exploratory Award, September 2014-July 2016.
CLAs Center for Research on Diversity & Inclusion (CRDI) Excellence in Research Award:
Preethi Krishnan and Mangala Subramaniam. “Dowry, Domestic Violence and Gender: Legal interpretations by India’s Supreme Court.” https://www.cla.purdue.edu/crdi/grants/awar_recep.html
Ignorance and Knowledge: Women Sex Workers and HIV Prevention in India. Closed workshop, Ethics and Politics of Community Engagement in Global Health Research, University of Oxford (UK), September 2016. [Pictures in photo gallery].
Analysis of 2015 COACHE Data- Associates & Recommendations, Town Hall organized by Office of Provost, Purdue University, November 7, 2016. https://www.purdue.edu/provostnewsletter/facultyFocus/index.html
Subramaniam, Mangala. Social Movements: Local, National, and Transnational Contexts (provisional title). New York & Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Subramaniam, Mangala and Preethi Krishnan. 2016. “Stranded between the Law, Family, and Society: Women in Domestic Violence and Rulings of India’s Supreme Court.” Current Sociology 64(4): 603-619 (Advance online April 13, 2016).
Perrucci, Robert, Mangala Subramaniam, and Carolyn C. Perrucci. 2016. “Who Publishes in Leading Sociology Journals, 1965-2010?” Pp. 77-86 in book titled, What to Expect and How to Respond: Distress and Success in Academia edited by Earl Wright II and Thomas Calhoun. MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Leamaster, Reid J. and Mangala Subramaniam. 2016. “Career and/or Motherhood? Gender and the LDS Church.” Sociological Perspectives 59(4): 776–797 (Advance online October, 5, 2015).
Young Lisa J. and Mangala Subramaniam. “Ecocritical Consciousness Meets Oppositional Consciousness: Reading Early Chicago Activism through an Environmental Lens.” Sociological Focus, First online December 27, 2016 DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00380237.2017.1251764
2015-2018 Treasurer-elect/Treasurer, Sociologists for Women in Society (elected)
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
Jenean Cox, PhD Student: Immigration, Gender, Race and Ethnicity; Immigration
Lori Lundell, PhD Student. Interests: Gender, Race, Class
Zachary Palmer, PhD Student. Interests: Gender, Masculinities, Inequalities, Religion
Preethi Krishnan Ramaswamy, PhD Student. Interests: Gender, Social Movements, South Asia
Ellen Rochford, MS Student. Interests: Gender, Race, Class
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