Dr. Bhavneet Kaur

Dr. Bhavneet Kaur

Assistant Professor

B.A. (University of Delhi);

M.A. (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai);

M.Phil. (University of Delhi)

PhD Sociology

: bkaur@jgu.edu.in

Bhavneet Kaur is currently an Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS). Prior to joining JGLS, she was a doctoral student and a guest lecturer at Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Her research investigates practices of remembrance and the making of the social in Downtown Srinagar, Kashmir. More broadly her work is anchored around the social anthropology of violence, politics of emotion, memory studies, affect theory, and gendered violence. Her academic writing has been published in journals such as Ethnography (Sage) and Himalaya as well as forthcoming chapters in volumes published by Routledge and Orient BlackSwan.
  • “Political Palimpsest of Time: The Lanes of Downtown Srinagar.” In Event and Everyday: Empiricisms and Epistemologies, edited by Yasmeen Arif. Orient Blackswan Private Limited. (To be published)
  • “Sensory Remembrance: Retelling the 1990s in Downtown Srinagar.” In Routledge Handbook of Critical Kashmir Studies, edited by Mona Bhan, Haley Duschinski, Deepti Misri. Routledge.
  • “Relating Otherwise: Curated Narratives.” Biography Journal 43 (2): 306-322.
  • “Everyday Suffocations, Smells and Sounds of Jung: Ethnography of Tear Gas in Downtown Srinagar.” Himalaya 40(1). https://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/himalaya/vol40/iss1/7
  • “Politics of emotion: Everyday affective circulation of women’s resistance and grief in Kashmir.” Ethnography. March 2020. doi:10.1177/1466138120907931
  • Mediated Identities: Layers of ‘being’ Muslim, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany
  • Partial funding to travel for an academic conference to the State University of New York, Binghamton, November 2018
  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and National Eligibility Test for Lectureship (UGC-NET) in Women Studies, 2013. 
  • Independent Research Fellowship in Kashmir, titled, “Poetics of Resistance”, funded by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (July 2011-August 2012)
  • PhD Pre-submission seminar, Sensorium of the Everyday: Remembrances and Remnants in Downtown Srinagar, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi, 24th September 2020 
  • Key Speaker, Politics of emotion: Women’s resistance and grief in Kashmir, Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Ashoka University, 22nd November 2019. 
  • Young Scholars’ Conference on Historicizing Space, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 25th-26th April 2019. 
  • International Conference on Weaponizing People: Militarization and Armed Conflict in Asia, University of New York, Binghamton Campus, New York, 9th-10th November 2018. 
  • Research Scholars Workshop (RSW), Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 23rd November 2017. 
  • Seminar on Women, Family and the State, Feminist Students Research Group, Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), New Delhi, 22nd March 2017. 
  • International Conference on Gender, Empowerment and Conflict, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (MCRG), Kolkata, 7-8 November 2014. 
  • Research Scholars Workshop (RSW), Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 30th-31st October 2014. 
  • Young Scholars’ Conference on Debating Identity: Dialogues Across Boundaries, Department of Sociology, South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi, 16th-17th October, 2014.
  • Award for Research Publication, Jindal Global University, 2021
  • Award for Research Publication, Jindal Global University, 2020
  • Prize and shield for the Best student in the field of practice Women Centred Social WorkTata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, 2009-2011.
  • Prize for the Best Research in Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, 2009-2011.

Jindal Global Law School, 2020 onwards:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociology of Law
  • Sociology of Crimes
  • Foundation of Social Sciences
  • Academic Reading and Writing


Department of Sociology, University of Delhi, 2017-18

  • Sociology of Urban spaces
  • Gender and Society
  • Law and Society
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Social Stratification
  • Sociology of India I