With an eclectic mix of disciplines, School of Social Sciences is engaged in activities that include research, teaching, outreach, advocacy and consultancy. The faculty are drawn from sociology and social anthropology, gender studies, educational studies and economics, and have conducted several research-cum-outreach projects in the fields of education, gender, governance and development. Current areas of interest are in forging inter-disciplinary work to understand and address issues in the areas of water and education. Current areas of research include education, migration and transnationalism, organisations, governance, development, urbanisation and economic sociology.
- Conflict Resolution
- Education Programme
- Inequality and Human Development
- RBI Programme on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Economic issues
- Urban and Mobility Studies
K, J., 2018. Education, Migration and Human Development: Kerala Experience, Rawat Books. Available at: https://www.rawatbooks.com/education/education-migration-and-human-development.
Upadhya, C., Rutten, M. & Koskimaki, L., 2018. Provincial Globalization in India: Transregional Mobilities and Development Politics, Routledge India. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/Provincial-Globalization-in-India-Transregional-Mobilities-and-Development/Upadhya-Rutten-Koskimaki/p/book/9781138069626.
Pani, N. & Behera, A., 2018. Reasoning Indian Politics: Philosopher Politicians to Politicians Seeking Philosophy, Routledge India. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/Reasoning-Indian-Politics-Philosopher-Politicians-to-Politicians-Seeking/Pani-Behera/p/book/9781138201835#authorbio.
Upadhya, C., 2018. Capitalizing on the Future: Negotiating Planned Urbanization in South India. In Urban Asias: Essays on Futurity Past and Present. Urban Asias: Essays on Futurity Past and Present. JOVIS Verlag. Available at: https://www.jovis.de/en/books/details/product/urban-asias.html.
Upadhya, C., 2018. Ghurye, Govind Sadashiv (1893–1983). In The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. JohnWiley & Sons, Ltd. Available at: https://www.wiley.com/en-ai/The+International+Encyclopedia+of+Anthropology,+12+Volume+Set-p-9780470657225.
Pani, N. & Behera, A., 2018. On the ‘why’ of Indian politics. In Reasoning Indian Politics: Philosopher Politicians to Politicians Seeking Philosophy. Reasoning Indian Politics: Philosopher Politicians to Politicians Seeking Philosophy. London: Routledge, pp. 1-22. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/Reasoning-Indian-Politics-Philosopher-Politicians-to-Politicians-Seeking/Pani-Behera/p/book/9781138201835#authorbio.
Tukdeo, S., 2018. Beyond deaths in school: education, knowledge production, and the Adivasi experience. Qualitative Research Journal. Available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/QRJ-D-17-00054?journalCode=qrj#.WpbZovkhlZ0.gmail.
Gupta, H., 2018. In Bengaluru’s Gated Communities, New Forms of Civil Engagement are Emerging. Economic and Political Weekly, 53(39). Available at: https://www.epw.in/engage/article/bengalurus-gated-communities-new-forms.
Kurup, A. & Singai, C.B., 2017. Redefining University Education in India: Pedagogy and Student Voices. In Transforming Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Towards a Socially Just Pedagogy in a Global Context. Transforming Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Towards a Socially Just Pedagogy in a Global Context. Palgrave Critical University Studies: Springer , pp. 175-190 .
Mathew, L., 2017. Betrayed futures: Uneconomic schooling in liberalizing Kerala (India). In Anthropological perspectives on student futures. Anthropological Studies of Education. Anthropological perspectives on student futures. Anthropological Studies of Education. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 103-118.
Samhita, K., 2017. The Turbulence of Youth and the Importance of a Master. The New Leam, 3(25). Available at: http://thenewleam.com/2017/06/the-turbulence-of-youth-and-the-importance-of-a-master/.
Nagaraj, N. & Balasubramanian, K., 2017. Three perspectives on complexity: entropy, compression, subsymmetry. The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 226(15), pp.3251-3272. Available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1140/epjst/e2016-60347-2.
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The Provincial Globalisation programme explores processes of ‘provincial globalisation’ in India by studying transnational connections between Overseas Indians and their home regions, especially the effects of ‘reverse flows’ of resources, including remittances, philanthropy, investments, and knowledge. Provincial Globalisation is a collaborative international research programme of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam, and the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore, India, funded by the Integrated Programme of WOTRO Science for Global Development, the Netherlands.
- 20 Dec 2018 NIAS Public Lecture (City at its Limits series): "City of waters: On leaks, sewage and the uncertain sea" by Dr. Nikhil Anand, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1600hrs
- 16 Nov 2018 “Green and Blue”: Caste, Dalits and Indian environmentalism" by Mukul Sharma, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1600hrs
- 11 Oct 2018 Mystic Cults As Peoples' Religion" by Prof. Rahamath Tarikere, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1600hrs
- 24 Sep 2018 "Transformative constitutionalism and the decriminalisation of the right to love" by Mr. Arvind Narrain, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1600hrs
- 14 Jun 2018 "Contrapuntal View: Tactical Urbanism in Bengaluru" by Sri Naresh Narasimhan, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1700hrs
- 20 Apr 2018 Local Node, Displacments Conference hosted by NIAS and Bangalore Research Network at NIAS Conference Hall, 1600hrs
- 5 Apr 2018 NIAS Public Lecture: “The Role of Reason in Indian Politics” by Dr. Shashi Tharoor, J R D Tata Auditorium, NIAS, 1030hrs
- 7 Mar 2018 Screening of the film: “Beerappa's Angst” a film conceptualized by Leo F. Saldanha and Bhargavi Rao, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1600hrs
- 2 Feb 2018 “Situated Ethics of the City: Narrating Corruption and Land in Contemporary Urban India” by Dr. Malini Ranganathan, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1800hrs
- 29 Nov 2017 NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "Yellammanaata an overnight performance and Contemporary Play" by Sumitra Sunder, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 0930 hrs