Prof. Jyoti

Prof. Jyoti

Assistant Professor

PhD, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi;

M.Phil, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi;

M.A. Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi;

B.A. (Social work), University of Delhi

Jyoti is a visual sociologist working on a diverse range of visuals produced through varied processes and placed in multiple socio-cultural sites and contexts. Her research delved into the conceptualization and production ‘processes’ of visual images (such as paintings, photographs, and communication media) while specifically tracing the ideas of ‘creativity’ and ‘conventionality’. Her M.Phil. focused on the life and work trajectory of an Indian modern artist, Jamini Roy. Presently, she is exploring the human-nature interaction in the shaping of the visual life worlds of selected cultural groups. Before joining the CWS, she taught Sociology at the University of Delhi and worked in the ‘social sector’. In addition to being a researcher and a teacher, she is also a painter, a birder, a gardener, and a nature photographer.

  • Art worlds, Visual culture, Human-nature interaction, Communication media, Modern art History, Decolonisation of art and education, Ecological Aesthetics

Book Chapter

  • 2019 ‘Towards Blurring the Boundaries in Anthropology: Reading Jamini Roy Today’ in Sasanka Perera and Dev Nath Pathak (ed.) Intersections of Contemporary Art, Anthropology and Art History in South Asia. Palgrave Publications. Pg-181-203.

Journal Articles

  • 2018 Image, Text, and Malaria: Creative production of a comic book in Society and Culture in South Asia. Vo.4 (1):64-93.
  • 2017 From Presence to Decision Making: Understanding Participation in Journal of Northeast Indian Cultures. Vol.3 (2):58-80.