Director & Professor:
Prof. Indu Agnihotri
Ph.D (History); M.Phil (History); M.A. (History), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Area of Interest
Gender and History; The Women’s Movement in India; Developing a Women’s Studies Programme at the Centre
Deputy Director & Professor:
Prof. Neetha N.
PhD. (Economics); MPhil (Applied Economics), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; MA (Economics), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala
Neetha N is a gold medalist for Post Graduation and has done her M. Phil and Doctoral studies at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum. She is the recipient of IWMI/Ford Foundation Fellowship for South Asian Women Doctoral Scholars.
Prof. Mary E. John
Ph.D. Women’s Studies (University of California at Santa Cruz); M.Phil (Philosophy), University of Puna; M.A. (Economics), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Mary E John has been working in the fields of women’s studies and feminist politics for many years. She was Director of CWDS from 2006-2012.
Prof. Renu Addlakha
Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Delhi; M.Phil (Sociology), University of Delhi; MA (Social Work), University of Delhi
Renu Addlakha did her doctoral research on the psychiatric profession in India with particular reference to the treatment of women. Her areas of specialisation include the sociology of medicine, mental illness and the psychiatric profession, anthropology of infectious diseases, bioethics and disability studies.
Ms. Indrani Mazumdar
MA (History), Delhi University, Delhi
Dr. Seema Kazi
Ph.D (Gender Studies), London School of Economics; M.A. (Women and Development), Institute of Social Studies
Ms. Savitri Ray
M.A. (Geography) from Centre For the Study of Regional Development, JNU, New Delhi; Certificate Course in Gender Issues in Development Planning from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok
Area of Interest : Panchayati Raj, child rights and issue of sex selection in relation to sex ratio etc.
Savitri Ray is National Coordinator of FORCES Network since 2007.She has also worked with Govt.of Haryana and Uttarakhand.
Dr. Bijoya Roy
Ph.D., Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health; M.Phil., Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; M.A. Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Ph.D. (Social Work); M.Phil. (Social Work), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; MA (Social Work), Delhi School of Social Work, University of Delhi