Doctoral | Department of Sociology


The Department of Sociology at Shiv Nadar University (SNU) is establishing itself as a center of research and envisions a vibrant doctoral program that is alive to the plurality of South Asian cultures and societies and welcomes comparative analyses from field sites around the world.

While individual faculty members have varied interests in unfolding contemporary processes, the Department as a whole emphasises a critical empiricism that is central to the fieldwork and ethnographic tradition of sociology and social anthropology.  Simultaneously, we foreground sustained theoretical training and encourage interdisciplinary work. We are especially committed to exploring the disciplinary processes of ethnographic writing.

Ph.D. scholars will play an active role in all aspects of departmental life, contributing to a dynamic and growing community of students and scholars of sociology at SNU.