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Prof Anu Aneja


Prof Anu Aneja completed her Bachelor's degree in French from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Master's and Doctorate degree in Comparative Literature (French and Indian women writers) from Penn State University (1989).

She has taught for several years at Ohio Wesleyan University, in the School of Humanities & Classics, where she received the Rebecca Brown Professor of Literature award. She has taught courses in contemporary world literatures and women's studies. She has held visiting research positions at University of California, Berkeley and at University of California, Santa Cruz, both in California. She has also taught in the French Centre at Jawaharlal Nehru University. She held the Beatrice B. Maines fellowship for research in women's studies at the Univ. of California, Berkeley.

Her research and teaching interests include postmodern and postcolonial literatures, women writers, feminist perspectives on mothering and feminist pedagogy in distance education. She has published widely in these areas, and has translated Hélène Cixous' French play L'Indiade into Hindustani.  She has also co-authored with Dr. Shubhangi Vaidya “Embodying Motherhood” published by Sage-Yoda press in 2016.

Prof. Anu Aneja joined IGNOU in 2005 as Director, School of Continuing Education. She is currently the Director of the School of Gender & Development Studies where she coordinates the MA programme in Women's & Gender Studies, and the PG Diploma programme in Women's & Gender Studies, along with other faculty. Previously, she has held additional charge as Director, Inter-University Consortium.
Official Address:
Prof. Anu Aneja,
SOGDS Block-15B,
Indira Gandhi National Open University,
Maidan GarhiNew Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India