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M.A., M.Phil. (NIMHANS), Ph.D. (TISS)
Room No. 210,
School of Social Work,
Teaching Block, Main Campus,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Tel: 022 - 25525467 [Off]
KP/ Ketki Ranade (pronouns: they/ them) is faculty at the Center for Health and Mental Health, School of Social Work, TISS, Mumbai. KP has completed their graduation in psychology from Mumbai University and later studied at TISS and the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore.
Before joining the School of Social Work at TISS in 2010, KP has worked for almost a decade as a mental health service provider, researcher and activist and has developed mental health service programs in low income urban settlements and institutions such as the Beggar's Home and Family Court in Pune and Bombay.
KP's research, writing and teaching is in the areas of mental health law, policy, programmes and advocacy, LGBTQ mental health, clinical social work and research methodology.
KP is the author of 'Growing Up Gay - A critical psychosocial perspective', Springer (2018) and lead author of 'Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice - A Resource Book for Mental Health Practitioners in India', MHI (2022) as well as Trans Affirmative Mental Health Care Guidelines: results of a mixed-method inquiry in three cities of India (2023). They have edited a Special Issue of the Indian Journal of Social Work titled, Coming Out Of The Dark: Emerging Discourse On Queer Affirmative Mental Health Practice In India in 2022.
KP has served on committees of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, to develop status and planning documents for trans inclusion. They continue to advocate for queer and trans inclusion in institutions of higher education and mental health service spaces and curriculum. They have been a visiting faculty at University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2015).
KP's legal name is Ketki Ranade although they prefer to be addressed as KP.
Areas of research interest
Mental Health of LGBTQ, specifically Queer Affirmative Counselling
Social determinants of mental health
Mental health programs, policy and law
Community Mental Health
Ranade, K., Chakravarty, S., Nair, P., Shringarpure, G. (2022). Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice - A Resource Book for Mental Health Practitioners in India, Mumbai: Mariwala Health Initiative, ISBN 978-81-947894-0-6. Available at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/361738549_Queer_Affirmative_Counselling_Practice_-_A_Resource_Book_for_Mental_Health_Practitioners_in_India#fullTextFileContent
Ranade, K. (2018). Growing Up Gay in Urban India: A Critical Psychosocial Perspective. Springer Nature: Singapore, ISBN 978-981-10-8365-5. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-8366-2
Chapters in Books:
Ranade, K., Chakravarty, S. (2016). ‘Coming Out’ of the Comfort Zone: Challenging Heteronormativity Through Affirmative Counselling Practice with Lesbian and Gay Clients. In: Bhola, P., Raguram, A. (eds) Ethical Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1808-4_9
Ranade, K. Medical Response to Male Same-sex Sexuality in Western India: An Exploration of ‘Conversion Treatments’ for Homosexuality, In Narrain, A., Chandran, V. (eds.), (2015). Nothing to Fix: Medicalisation of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities, Delhi: Sage Yoda Press. ISBN 9789351508908
Ranade, K. Queering the Pitch - a need for mainstreaming LGBTQ issues in professional social work education and practice, In Fish, J.,Karban, K. (2015). (eds.), Social Work and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Health Inequalities: International Perspectives, Bristol: The Policy Press.
Ranade, K. (2016). Constructing Normative Sexuality: Homosexuality, Heterosexuality and Intersex Variations, module no. 13 in the paper Sociology of Genders, E-pathshala, a University Grants Commission Initiative. Available at: http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ahl.php?csrno=33
Ranade, K. (2019). Framing Queer Mental Health: from deviant subjects to knowledge producers, Swakanthey (in our own voice), a newsletter of Sappho for Equality, Kolkata, Jan Issue.
List of courses i teach in various programs:
Interrogating Madness: Interdisciplinary perspectives in mental health [MPhil Optional Course]
Mental Health Policy, Programs and Legislation [M.A. Social Work in Mental Health]
Seminar in Clinical Practice [M.A. Social Work in Mental Health]
Understanding gender, sexuality and gender based violence [Diploma Course in Youth and Development]
Guest lectures in the areas of gender, sexuality and mental health, law and mental health