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Updated on 25 Jan, 2024


Dr. Smita M Patil

Associate Professor

Dr. Smita M.Patil is an Associate Professor in School of Gender & Development Studies, IGNOU, New Delhi, India. She earned her M.Phil and PhD from Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is the recipient of International fellowship such as Asia Leadership Fellowship Program, Japan, Research Excellence Program USC-India (PEIN) Fellowship, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the Australia-India Council Junior Fellowship at National Centre for Australian Studies of Monash University, Melbourne as well as national fellowships like Dr. Avabai Wadia & Dr. Bomanji Khurshedji Wadia Archives for Women Fellowship, Doctoral Fellowship of Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Delhi and so on. Her most recent publications are on "Gender, Caste and Patriarchy: Anti caste Movements in Colonial India" in the book titled Gender in Modern India: History, Culture, Marginality , edited by Lata Singh and Shashank Shekhar Sinha, 2024,OUP, 'Raving with Equality? On Protean Forms of Caste and Gender in the Women’s/Gender Studies Departments in India.', CASTE: A Global Journal on Social Exclusion, vol. 4, no. 2, 2023, pp. 383–402, Brandeis University,USA ,'Listening to the Call for Social Justice: On Ambedkarite Women's Songs and Poetic Expressions from Maharashtra, India.' MenteClara Foundation’s Peer-reviewed Journal, [S.l.], v. 8, July 2023. ISSN 2469-0783. Argentina.‘Law of One’s Own? On Dalit Women’s Arduous Struggles for Social Justice’ Economic & Political Weekly, (Online), 2021, ‘Gender Equity and COVID-19: Dalit Standpoints’, Economic & Political Weekly, (Online), 2021, ‘Class, Caste and Gender’ published in the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, 2016, ‘Reading Caste, Gender and Sexuality in Dalit Writings’ in Journal, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, 2014, ‘Revitalising Dalit Feminism: Towards Reflexive, Anti-Caste Agency of Mang and Mahar Women in Maharashtra’, Review of Women’s Studies, Economic & Political Weekly, 2013. Her area(s) of interest are women’s and gender studies, gender and law, political and social theory, caste and gender, identity politics, education and so on.  

Official Address:
School of Gender and Development Studies,
Block 15B,
Ground Floor,
New Academic Building,
Indira Gandhi National Open University,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
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