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Jyothsna Belliappa

Area of Practice

Social Science


MA in Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

PhD in Women’s Studies, University of York, UK

Work Experience

  • Teaching positions at the University of York and Azim Premji University where she designed and facilitated courses in gender studies, qualitative research methods and sociology. At York, she has taught programmes in academic writing and research management for doctoral students
  • Guest faculty on the postgraduate and doctoral programmes at the Indian Institute(s) of Management and National Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Offers research consultancy to industry, to educational institutions and to the not-for-profit sector

Interest Area

gender, work, personal life and the relationship between the two; issues of identity and pedagogy in both primary and tertiary education

Current Practice at Srishti

Facilitates social science courses across the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes on gender, identity, qualitative research methods and ethics; guides faculty in academic writing and pedagogy; interdisciplinary teaching with faculty in public space and information design

Creative Practice and Outreach

  • Publications in a variety of national and international journals on issues of gender, work and identity 
  • Authored Gender, Class and Reflexive Modernity (Palgrave Macmillan) examining the consequences of late-modernity for women employed in the IT industry
  • Investigating the work of internal complaints committees against sexual harassment in workplaces
  • Documenting career narratives of Anglo-Indian teachers from Bangalore; advisor to International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies

Projects showcase:

Envisioning Future Climates: Home and Belonging

Inclusive Public Toilets

Public Toilets
Unit: Between Policy and Practice: Designing Gender Inclusive Public Toilets
Assignment: Stakeholder Analysis of Public Toilets by Joel Mathew


Between Policy and Practice: Designing Gender

Between Policy and Practice
Envisioning Future Climates: Home and Belonging: Assignment: Feeling at Home in One’s Body: An E-zine by Rhea Pradeep and Priyal Jain