Dev N Pathak
Dev N Pathak
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

222, Department of Sociology, South Asian University,
Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi- 110021

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  • PhD in sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University , in 2011
  • M. Phil. (Dissertation Title: Ideas of Motherhood in Maithili Folksongs- A Psychoanalytical Study) in Sociology & Social Anthropology from Center for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi , in 2005
  • M.A. in Sociology & Social Anthropology from Center for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi , in 2003

Awards & Honours

  • BIARI- 2013 Fellowship at Brown University, Rhode Island, USA
  • UGC-IIAS Associateship @ Indian Institute of Advance Studies, Simla
  • Charles Wallace Fellow, 2015 @ Queen's University, Belfast, UK

Recent Publications

  • Bliss and Blase of Fun Voyages: A Polemic on the Underdeveloped Consciousness of Development, Journal of Development Management and Communication, 2(2), 2015.
  • In Pursuit of the Spectacles of Success, History and Sociology of South Asia, 2015,  9(2) 126–145 
  • Mooting South Asia: Utopias and Possibilities beyond Geo-political Calculus, Sociological Bulletin, 64(2), 2015.
  • Cultural Imagination of Human Development?: Framing Questions, Internaitonal Critical Thought, 2014, 4(4): 433-447
  • Cinematic Imagination of Multiple Gandhi, Gandhi Marg, 2013, Vol. 35, No. 2, page: 231-245
  • Marxiological Notes on the Perforated Sheet of Marxism, The Book Review, vol. XXXVII, no. 9, September 2013, page: 8-11
  • Singing in the veil: Resistance, redefinition and reconciliation in the Maithili folksongs. In Bismoy Pati and Lata Singh Edited. 2013. Colonial and Contemporary Bihar and Jharkhand. Delhi: Primus
  • Through Purdah: Social Criticism in Women’s folksongs from Mithila, SAARC Culture, Vol. 4, 2013, page: 19-39.  
  • Nero's sublime flute recital: A teaser for teacher education in India, Mainstream , VOL XLIX, No 26, June 18, 2011.

  • Timepass: Youth, Class, and the Politics of Waiting in India, Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews September 2011 40: 597-599
  • Experiment with Possibilities: A new genre in Teaching.. Contemporary Education Dialogue, vol.4 No.2 (2007), 285-288

  • Where to kill is the byword for growth . Mainstream , xlv: 19 ( August 28, 2007), 3-4

  • Bringing up the imaginative and emancipated learner. Mainstream , xliv:49 (Nov. 25, 2006), 21-22

  • The reconstructed Normal: Representation of the Disabled in popular Cinema (forthcoming)

Research Interests

  • Folklore & Performance, Popular Culture & Media (Cinema, Music, & Theater)
  • Theoretical & Methodological Issues in Social sciences; Epistemology and Philosophy in Social Science
  • Education (Schooling & Teaching), Youth and Resistance

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