Dr. Devika Bordia | Department of Sociology


Dr. Devika
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)
Shiv Nadar University
Gautam Buddha Nagar Uttar Pradesh
Profile Summary 

Dr. Devika Bordia received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Yale University and has subsequently taught at Trinity College, Hartford (2009-2010), and held postdoctoral fellowships at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris(2010-2011), the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi (2012), and the Center for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen, Germany (2012-2015).

Devika is working on a book manuscript on law, politics, and ethics among Bhil and Girassia “tribals” in Southern Rajasthan. Based on ethnographic fieldwork and archival research, this project examines the formations and negotiations of marginality through the lens of the politics of legal pluralism and the ethics of tribal leadership. Her second project focuses on the effects of army employment on religion and politics in Rajasthan and Haryana. A component of this project involves examining how military cultures and local practices of honouring heroes and martyrs, informs ethical self-making, caste belonging and inter-caste engagement, and modes of political protest.

Educational Qualifications 
Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology
Yale University, U.S.A
M.Phil. in Sociocultural Anthropology
Yale University, U.S.A
Master of Social Work
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
B.A. Philosophy Hons.
St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, India