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Mangala Subramaniam

Mangala Subramaniam

Associate Professor of Sociology Office: STON 305
Office Phone: (765) 496-2631
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gender; social and transnational movements; global politics; development

Mangala Subramaniam has authored and co-authored articles in journals such as: International Sociology, Feminist Criminology, Critical Sociology, Mobilization, and Gender & Society.  Her monograph, The Power of Women's Organizing: Gender, Caste, and Class in India (2006) focuses on the women’s movement in India with specific attention to dalit women’s organizing.  Her co-edited volumes include:    Dowry: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice, 2009 (with Tamsin Bradley and Emma Tomlin) and The Power of Women’s Informal Networks: Lessons in Social Change from South Asia and West Africa, 2004 (with Bandana Purkayastha). She is currently working on a book on social movements (local, national and transnational contexts) forthcoming through Cambridge University Press.  Her ongoing research projects focus on (1) organizational dynamics (including state agencies) in the dissemination of information about HIV/AIDS in India and (2) career trajectories in the veterinary medicine profession in the US (examining the feminization and the lack of racial/ethnic diversity) with an interdisciplinary group of scholars.  Mangala mentors undergraduate and graduate students.  She teaches the required research methods course at the graduate level, the undergraduate gender course, and Global Social Movements, a new undergraduate sociology course she developed through a grant.  Her recent graduate course offering is sociology of gender.   She has presented papers at international conferences in Budapest (Hungary), Brisbane (Australia), Accra (Ghana), and Tokyo (Japan).