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Dr Devanjan Khuntia

Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences



Dr. Devanjan Khuntias expertise is in the sociology of urban space & media. He aims to understand the complex relationships between neo-liberal global market economy and formation of urban social spaces in contemporary India; sociology of crime: forensic sociology; and political economy of news media in contemporary India and its role in shaping public consciousness. Prior to taking up his current teaching role at Sharda University he has taught Sociology at GD Goenka University, Gurugram Haryana. Dr Khuntia has served in academic and research positions such as Research Associate and Teaching Assistantship for various national and international universities such as University of Gottingen (Germany); National University of Singapore (Singapore); Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), and the Centre for Development Studies (India). He is also a trained Broadcast Journalist having served at various National Media houses in New Delhi and has expertise in crime and investigative journalism. Dr. Khuntia has been awarded PhD & MPhil in sociology from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

  • 3+ Years of Active Teaching & Research
  • PhD & M.Phil in Sociology from Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Award & Recognition

  • Kulapati K.M. Munshi Award 2006 Best Documentary Film - News on Wheels
  • Kulapati K.M. Munshi Award 2006 Best Radio Feature - Ek Katha Bhrun Ki


  • ‘Structuring the ‘Expected: New social media platforms and the role of women in urban spaces, In Nazmunnessa Mahtab (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Womens Issues and Rights in Developing World. IGI Global USA. pp. 307-322. (Khuntia, D. 2018).
  • ‘Spatial magnitudes and social metaphysics: Revisiting Aristotelianism, JMS International Multi-disciplinary e-journal. Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 386-392. (Khuntia, D., 2018).
  • The electronic marginalization of women in contemporary India: New social media platforms and the mediated gender roles, The Fourth Word. Vol. 38 Issue 2, pp. 47-61. (Khuntia, D., 2016).
  • ‘A journey to the land of warriors, Development Alternatives. Vol. 18. Issue 3, pp. 8-14. (Khuntia, D., 2008).
  • ‘Bias haunting: The fourth pillar of democracy? Development Alternatives, Vol. 18 Issue 7, pp. 3-11. (Khuntia, D., 2008).

Area of Interest

  • Media
  • Urban Space
  • Crime & Deviance
  • Gender & Sociological Theory