Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Mumbai | Tuljapur | Guwahati | Hyderabad
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Dr Sujatha Devarapalli
Coordinator, Mumbai Campus,

Advanced Centre for Women's Studies , School of Development Studies


M.A. in Socio Economic History (School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad),
Ph.D. in Gender, Caste and Religion (Centre for Regional Studies, University of Hyderabad)




Sujatha Devarapalli currently teaches in Advanced Centre for Women's Studies. She has MA in History, Mphil and Ph.D in Regional Studies from University of Hyderabad. She is specialized in Socio - Cultural and Ethnic history of the marginal communities in South India and published research papers in edited books and journals. Prior to TISS, she was with Anveshi, Women's Studies Researcdh Centre, Hyderabad. As a Research Fellow at Anveshi, Devarapalli has done an extensive study on the role of Dalit women in rural political structure, funded by HIVOs Netherlands. Another study conducted for Oxfam India is on inter and intra caste violence on Dalit women titled Dalit Women and Domestic Violence. A research paper based on the study was published in Economic and Political Weekly, 2014. Popular performance and social change was another study conducted by ESRC, UK, focussed on the shifting nature of traditional performances , especially women performers and their contemporary socio economic conditions. She worked as Asst.Professor cum Asst.Director in the Centre for Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy from 2009 to 2012,S.K University, Ananthapur,Andhra Pradesh. She also contributed to some of the translations of Dr.B.R Ambedkar”s Writings and Speeches from English to Telugu.
Teaching: Currently teaching the following courses

M.A 1st Semester: FoundationCourses-

1.Understanding Gender and Sexualities

  2.Tribal Situation in India

M.A Women's Studiies:

3rd Semester

1. Women's Literature in South Asia: Representations Practices and Practices

2. Womens Issues in Tribal and Indigenous Communities 

4th Semester

3. Gender and Education 

4. Doing Gender  (CBCS )Course 

5. Dissertation Seminar 

6. M.Phil: Social Science Discourse and the Feminist Engagement