Department Chair

Suvarna Cherukuri

Suvarna Cherukuri, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair
Office Phone Number: 518-783-4276
Office Location: Rosetti Hall 327


2007 MBA, University at Albany
2003 Ph.D., Sociology, Kansas State University
1996-99 Junior Research Fellow, University Grants Commission, University of Hyderabad (Regional Identity and Separatist Movement in Telengana)
1995 MA in Sociology, University of Hyderabad
1993 BA (Economics, Sociology, and Public Administration), Osmania University


Theories of Criminology, Crime and Justice, Deviance, Sociological Perspective, Gender, Power, and Society, Gender and the Digital Economy, Punishment, Society, and Critique, Women's Movements: States, Identities, and Global Linkages, Sociology of Business

Research Interests:

* Feminist Criminology
* State and Penal Institutions
* Globalization, Gender, and Outsourcing (women workers in Bangalore's Business Processing Outsourcing Units)

Current Research:

* Legal and Criminological discourses on death penalty in India
* Honor violence and communal identities in India