PhD in Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Digital Sociology, New Media and Popular Culture, Gender and Human Rights, Sociology of Development
Pratichi Majumdar is a sociologist and qualitative researcher from New Delhi, India. She has completed Ph.D. from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University titled ‘Storytelling on the Internet: A Sociological Study of Popular English and Hindi Webseries’. Her areas of academic interest include Digital Sociology, New Media and Popular Culture, Sociology of Technology, Sociology of Development, and Gender and Human Rights. In the past few years, her specialization has been in using a combination of ethnographic and cyber-ethnographic research methods to sociologically study both physical and virtual communities.
Partichi has recently completed her Post-Doctoral research as part of the ESRC funded GendV Project: Urban Transformations and Gender Violence in India and South Africa, based at the University of Cambridge. She has previously taught Sociology at the Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi and the Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies to undergraduate and post-graduate students. She has also worked on various research projects around issues of gender, media, online communities, markets and identities, independently and with various organizations including the National Human Rights Commission, Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Human Rights Law Network among others. She has been invited to present her work at several national and international forums such as the International Sociological Association, Development Studies Association, University College London, British Sociological Association, British Association for South-Asian studies, All India Sociological Conference, Indian Social Institute and National Commission for Women, among others.
Besides academics, Pratichi is a trained Hindustani classical singer, an avid reader, an eager cinephile, and a keen traveler.