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Prachi Ramdas Patil

Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences


Ms. Prachi Patil is trained in sociology with a PhD and M.Phil. from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her PhD research looks at motherhood among sex workers in Mumbai. She completed her M.A. from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and B.A. from Fergusson College, Pune. Her research interests include the interface between caste and gender, social identities, criminal law, and social change. She has published papers and various book reviews in social sciences journals, both international and national.

  • 1.5 years
  • MA/M.Phil/ Ph.D Submitted (Awaiting Viva).
  • Qualified UGC- National Eligibility Test in Sociology (June 2015)

  • Patil, Prachi (2018). Deconstructing the notion of Mothering in ‘Family and Child Centred Social Work: A case of sex worker mothers. New Horizons In University Education A Journal Of Development And Social Justice. Volume 8 Issue No. 1 JanApr. 2018 ((ISSN 2249-586-X)
  •  Patil, Prachi (2016). Jesuss Two Great Commandments: Analysing Indian Theology through Caste and Gender. Feminist Theology. Aug- 2016, Vol. 25(1) 53 -61. (UGC Journal No.: 29305/ SNIP: 0.214/ ISSN: 09667350)
  •  Patil, Prachi (2016). Understanding sexual violence as a form of caste violence. Journal of Social Inclusion, 7(1). Griffith University. pp. 59-71. ISSN: 1836-8808
  •  Patil, Prachi and Sonpimple Rahul (2015). Engaging Rawls and Dhasal: Imagining  Justice. Economic and Political Weekly. June 20, 2015 Vol l/25. Pp- 20-24(UGC- 12473/00129976)
  •  Patil, Prachi (2014). Reflections on The National Dalit and Adivasi Womens  Congress 2013. Indian Journal of Dalit and Tribal Studies and Action. Vol.1, No.4  pp.28 to 36, 2013-2014 (ISSN : 2321-5429)
  • Patil, Prachi (2014). Caste and Crime: A Study of Hindu Mythology and Scriptures. In Parmod Kumar (ed), Literature and Marginality: Comparative Perspectives in African, American, Australian and Indian Dalit Literature. Kalpaz Publication- New Delhi- ISBN: 978-93-5128-023-1

Area of Interest

  • Undergraduate Certificate Course in Women & Development
  • KSP Women's Studies Centre, Savtribai Phule Pune University, 2009
  • Motherhood
  • Gender and Caste
  • Social Stratification
  • Sex-Workers Rights/Movements
  • Social  Change and Movements