Debotri Dhar

Professional Title

Lecturer, Women's Studies


Women's Studies


Dr. Debotri Dhar holds a Masters in Women’s Studies, with Distinction, from Oxford University, and a Ph.D in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University. Her research spans Feminist thought; Transnational feminisms; Women’s writing, with an emphasis on literary fiction; Gender, race, immigration; Sexual violence and the state; Pedagogy / Gender and education; Culture; Love; Women and religion; and Interdisciplinary methods. Dr. Dhar is the author of over a dozen scholarly articles and book chapters, the editor of Education and Gender (London, New York, New Delhi: Bloomsbury), and of a collection of critical essays on love (New Delhi, forthcoming). She is now working on a book on sexual violence, suicide, and the state; as well as a series of interrelated articles on feminism, culture, and pedagogy, such as ‘Teaching Culture in a Globalized Era: Strategies from a Feminist Classroom’ (Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy, 2019) and ‘Teaching Virginia Woolf: An Intersectional, Transnational Perspective’ (Feminist Formations, forthcoming.) Dr. Dhar is also a published author of several novels and short stories, such as The Courtesans of Karim Street (Delhi) and ‘A Flute Called Radha’ (Penguin Random House, 2019).

Research Interests

mixed methods
qualitative research
sexual violence
women's writing