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T 08:30 AM-09:30 AM
W 10:30 AM-12:30 PM,01:30 PM-02:30 PM
R 08:30 AM-09:30 AM

My teaching and scholarship focus on crime and justice in society. I take a critical look at legal institutions of punishment and control, including issues of mass incarceration and death penalty. I also teach and research in the area of gender studies, with particular emphasis on intimate partner violence, honor violence, and incarceration of women and children.

Degree Program University
M.B.A. Marketing University at Albany
Ph.D. Sociology Kansas State University
M.A. Sociology University of Hyderabad

My Siena Experience

My Teaching Philosophy

I try to impart theoretical grounding, methodological skills, and critical social sensitivities to students as they engage in the process of social inquiry. I see my classroom as a place to inspire sociological imagination and intellectual inquisitiveness.

What I Love About Siena

Siena offers immense opportunities of interdisciplinary teaching and research. Its quest for social justice and diversity make Siena an ideal place to teach Sociology.

My Favorite Courses to Teach

SOCI 101: Sociological Perspectives
SOCI 230: Gender, Power, and Society
SOCI 295: Sociology of Law
SOCI 490: Punishment, Society, and Critique
SOCI 490: Women's Movements: States, Identities, and Global Linkages

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Between Life and Death: Women in an Indian State Prison.
    Feminist Criminology, vol. 4
    Fall, 2009

Books & Book Chapters

  • Women in Prison: An Insight into Captivity and Crime
    Cambridge University Press India Pvt. Ltd.
    2007

Presentations

  • Discourse Analysis of Rape Judgments
    November, 2014
    American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California
  • Outrage Against Rape and the Articulation of Feminist Consciousness in India
    November, 2013
    American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Crimes against Women: Gender and Development Contexts
    November, 2012
    American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
  • Formerly Incarcerated Individuals and Their Re-Entry Challenges
    2012
    Eastern Sociological Society, New York, New York
  • Gender Based Violence in Kenya: Policy Implications
    November, 2011
    American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Honor Violence
    November, 2011
    American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Gender Based Violence in India
    November, 2010
    American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California
  • Female Perpetrated Homicide Cases: The Impact of Demographic Characteristics and Relationship to Victim on Sentencing
    November, 2009
    American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Older Women Behind Bars
    November, 2008
    American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Culture, Gender, and Crime: Reflections from India
    November, 2006
    American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California
  • Gendered Surveillance in a Woman's Prison in India
    November, 2005
    American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada
  • Sexuality in a Woman's Prison: A Form of Resistance?
    November, 2004
    American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee
  • The Inclusive Feminist Paradigm: Studying Women's Crime and Punishment on a Continuum
    2004
    American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Moments of Control in a Women's Prison: Refletions From Indi
    November, 2003
    American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado
  • Women and Crime: Theory and Indian Reality
    November, 2002
    American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
  • Irony of Patriarchy: Women Offend Women
    2001
    American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia