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Dr. Sonal Pandey

Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences

sonal.pandey@sharda.ac.in

About

Dr. Sonal Pandey is an Assistant professor with teaching and research experience exceeding more than 11 years in various humanities and social activities. She had published various research papers in national and international journals. She had delivered many invited talks on social issues. Her area of interests are ethnography, qualitative methods, sex trafficking, child rights, child protection, folklore, storytelling, and so on. Trained in anthropology, Dr. Pandey has always been interested in culture, and cultural diversity around her. Her expertise is not limited to academics and she has also been involved in community interventions in the field of child sexual abuse, and menstrual health and hygiene, and so on. She has certifications in Documentary and Ethnographic Filmmaking and Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Experience
  • More than 10 years
Qualification
  • PhD IIT Kharagapur
  • Postdoc Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi
Award & Recognition

  • Received “Certificate of Special Recognition for Employing Innovative Methods for Community Outreach and Extension Activities” by the Shades of Happiness Foundation New Delhi.
  • Nominated as the Youth Ambassador for raising awareness on Child Sexual Abuse among the parents by the Centre for Youth and Social Welfare, Bhubaneswar.
  • Received ICSSR International Travel Grant 2019 to present a paper in an International Conference in Berlin (Germany).
  • Received University Grants Commission Postdoctoral Fellowship for Women (2016-17) in Anthropology by University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
  • The Womens Human Rights Commission of Korea (WHRCK) founded in 2005, an affiliated organization of Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, Korea requested to republish my article “Antecedents and Reintegration of Sex Trafficked Victims: A Conceptual Framework” in their journal Women's Human Rights vol. 10 in Korean language as it would aid Korean policymakers to help understand victim's rehabilitation.
  • Received Merit Certificate for scoring highest marks in Masters in Arts (2007-2009) in the Department of Anthropology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad.
  • Received Junior Research Fellowship Award (National Eligibility Test) in Anthropology (December 2008) by University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

Research

Articles Published in Journals

  • Pandey, S. (2020). Raid, rescue, and rehabilitation: An exploratory study of effective anti-trafficking interventions for the survivors of sex trafficking of brothel-based prostitution. Social Work and Society, International Online Journal, 18(3), 1-16.
  • Pandey, S., & Reddy, S. (2020). Understanding Child Sexual Abuse: Findings from an Ethnographic Research among the Mothers in Delhi National Capital Region (India). The Oriental Anthropologist, 20 (1), 165-180, DOI: 10.1177/0972558X20913957.  Sage Publications.
  • Pandey, S., & Reddy, S. (2019). Risk Factors, Outcomes, and Protective Factors of Child Sexual Abuse in India: A Conceptual Framework. Explorations: An E-journal of Indian Sociological Society, 3 (1), 3–26.
  • Pandey, S., Tewari, H. R., & Bhowmik, P. K. (2018). Reintegration as an end of trafficking ordeal: A Qualitative Investigation of Victims Perceptions. International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, 13 (2), 445–459.
  • Pandey, S. (2018). Trafficking of Children for Sex Work in India: Prevalence, History, and Vulnerability Analysis. Explorations: An E- journal of Indian Sociological Society, 2 (1), 21–43.
  • Pandey, S., Kaufman, M., Tewari, H. R., & Bhowmik, P. K. (2015). Life in the Red Light: A Qualitative Investigation of Daily Life of Trafficking Victims in Indian Brothels. Journal of Trafficking, Organized Crime and Security, 1(1), 36–46.
  • Pandey, S. (2014). Trafficking of Children for Prostitution in West Bengal: A Qualitative Study. The Anthropologist: An International Journal for Contemporary and Applied Sciences of Man, 17(2), 591–598.
  • Pandey, S., Tewari, H. R., & Bhowmik, P. K. (2013). Sex Trafficking in India:  An Overview. Man and Life, 39 (1/2), 1–12.
  • Pandey, S., Tewari, H. R., & Bhowmik, P. K. (2013). Antecedents and Reintegration of Sex Trafficked Victims: A conceptual framework. International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, 8 (1), 47–62.
  • Pandey, S., Tewari, H. R., & Bhowmik, P. K. (2013).인도성착취인신매매피해자의재통합과전례: 개념적틀 (Antecedents and Reintegration of Sex Trafficked Victims: A conceptual framework). Womens Rights, 10, 147–177.

Chapters in Edited Book

  •  Yadav, S. K, & Pandey, S. (2013). Disaster, Gender, and Vulnerability: A Review. In S. Singh, & P. Dodh (Eds.), Gender Justice, and Women Empowerment: An Integrated Approach (pp. 261–274). New Delhi: Regal Publications.
  • Pandey, S., Tewari, H. R., & Bhowmik, P. K. (2013). Human Trafficking: Popular Models of Interception and Intervention. In S. K. Choudhary, G. P. Agarwal, & R. Gupta (Eds.), Human Rights in the Changing Times (pp. 44–62). England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Certifications

  • Regular Member International Sociological Association
  • Life Member Indian Sociological Society (LMI-4233)
  • Life Member Indian Association of Social Sciences and Health (LMI-1193)
  • Life Member Indian Child Abuse Neglect & Child Labour (ICANCL) Group
  • “Documentary and Ethnographic Film Making” (2020) by the Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts, New Delhi under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
  • “Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage” (2020) by the Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts, New Delhi under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Area of Interest

  • Ethnography
  • Qualitative methods
  • Sex trafficking
  • Child rights and protection
  • Storytelling
  • Menstrual health and hygiene
  • Business Anthropology