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Prof. Garima Jain

Assistant Professor, Programme Director of Student Internships

B.A. (University of Delhi); M.Sc. (Bharathiar University);
Ph.D. candidate (Tilburg University)

Research Interests

Gender psychology, Narrative studies, Social Identity Theory, Cyberpsychology, Mental Health, Feminist Community Intervention Techniques, Feminist Psychology

Biography

Prof. Garima Jain is a psychologist specialising in narrative and social psychology. She is pursuing her PhD from International Victimology Institute Tilburg, Tilburg University, Netherlands. Framed by the theoretical rigour of narrative victimology and psychology, her research enquires into the narratives of the rape survivors in the aftermath of victimization. Ms. Jain has seven years of teaching and research experience. Prior to joining JGU, she served as Assistant Professor at Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences, University of Delhi.

Ms. Jain’s work is also practice-led, and she works in collaboration with social workers and feminist organizations on spreading awareness on women’s rights. This strand of her research is in exploring the dynamics of feminist interventionist approaches to victimization. She was one of the participants in the first cohort of feminist interventionist working in Special Cell led by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Garima is invited to conduct training programmes with the police officers, CBI officials at Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Delhi. She is a member of World Society of Victimology and has also been invited as an Individual expert at United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal justice in 2015 and 2017. Ms. Jain has published edited volumes on ‘Internet Infidelity: An Interdisciplinary Insight in a Global Context’ with Springer; ‘Let’s talk about Depression: A focus on Australia, India and USA’ with Bloomsbury India.

Research Experience

She is also associated with youth-led organizations like Daffodils and Sampurna where she works closely with psychologists and interventionists on gender-related issues. She worked as Programme Director of Family Counselling Centre and Crisis Intervention Centre, a scheme under the Ministry of Women and Child Development where she provided counselling to the trauma-based survivors. She has delivered training and workshops on Gender Psychology, Rape Culture, Parenting and Gender roles, Feminist Lawyering Techniques and the relevance of psychology and gender sensitization to schools, teachers, undergraduate & postgraduate students and professionals.

She has also presented her scholarly work at some of the reputed international conferences, such as PsyPAG, 2020; 13th United Nations Congress on Crime and Criminal Justice at Doha in 2015; 15th World Society of Victimology at Perth, Australia, 2015.

Teaching Experience

She has taught various courses, including General Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Development of Psychological Thought, Educational Psychology. She has taught a cross-registered elective on ‘Sexual Violence with a special reference of rape: Understanding psychological intervention techniques.’ She served as Assistant Professor at the University of Delhi where she taught the core courses to the psychology major students. She has also taught Introduction to Psychology to the law school and business school students in JGU.

Publications

Journal Publications

  1. Jain, G & Sahni, S. (2018). Euthanasia: A review on Worldwide Legal Status and Public Opinion. Criminology and Criminal Law Review, 1(1), 63- 76.
  2. Jain, G. & Thakur, A. (2018). Elderly Women in India: Some Notable Initiatives. Femicide Volume IX, ACUNS (Academic Council of United Nations System).
  3. Sahni, S., Jain, G., & Gupta, I. (2017) Understanding Digital Piracy through the lens of Psychosocial, Criminological and Cultural factors. International Journal of Technology Policy and Law. Inderscience publishers.
  4. Jain, G., Palit, M., & Dhanda, A. (2016). Honor restored with the bloodshed of loved ones: Honor killing and bystander intervention. Femicide Volume IV, ACUNS (Academic Council of United Nations System).
  5. Palit, M., Dhanda, A., & Jain, G. Preventing femicide in India (2016): Valuing and safeguarding the girl child and women. Femicide Volume IV, ACUNS (Academic Council of United Nations System).

Book Chapters

  1. Jain, G.; Sahni, S.P.; & Sehgal, N. (2018). Sexual Identity Expression on the Internet: An Empirical Study of Homosexuals, Heterosexuals, and Bisexuals in India. In Dr. Sanjeev P. Sahni and Garima Jain (Eds). Internet Infidelity: An Interdisciplinary Insight in a Global Context. Springer.

  2. Jain, G.; Sen, S. (2018). Adultery in the Age of Technology: Complexities and Methodological Challenges in Studying Internet Infidelity. In Dr. Sanjeev P. Sahni and Garima Jain (Eds). Internet Infidelity: An Interdisciplinary Insight in a Global Context, Springer.

  3. Jain, G; & Sahni S.P. (2017). Understanding Attribution Bias and Reasons behind Internet Infidelity in India. In Dr. Emilio Viano (Eds). Cybercrime, Organized Crime, and Societal Responses: International Approaches. Springer.

  4. Sahni, S. P.; Jain, G.; & Gupta, I. (2017). Measures in the Background of Piracy in Entertainment and Software Industry in India. In Dr. Emilio Viano (Eds). Cybercrime, Organized Crime, and Societal Responses: International Approaches. Springer.

Book Publication

  1. Sahni, S. P., Lakhani, S., Thakur, A., Jain, G., & Shrivastva, J. (2020). Let’s Talk About Depression: A Focus on Australia, India and USA. Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt.

  2. Sahni, S. P., & Jain, G. Conflict: The Police & The People (2019)’ is an outcome from the research report on ‘Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution Strategies between Public and Police at Grassroot Level’ funded by Bureau of Police Research & Development published by Lexis Nexis

  3. Sahni, S. P., & Jain, G. (Eds.). (2018). Internet infidelity: An interdisciplinary insight in a Global Context. Springer Nature (Singapore).