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Siddhi Bhandari

Area of Practice



Ph.D. in Sociology, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

M.Phil. in Sociology, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

Qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the University Grants Commission

MA in Human Resources and Organisational Development, University of Delhi

Work Experience

  • Worked for Open Media Network in New Delhi
  • Worked in the manufacturing unit with the RPG Group in West Bengal

Interest Areas


Research methods in the social sciences; ethics in research; sociology of work and professions; organizational sociology;

intersection of sociology, craft and art; material culture

Current Practice at Srishti

Research Methods; Material Culture; Sociology of India; Oral History; Visual Culture; Social Construction of Technology; Archives

Creative Practice and Outreach


  • Attended and was chair and discussant for a session in a seminar on Performative Traditions in Asia, organised by the Department of Sociology, South-Asian University, Delhi on April 29-30, 2021
  • Organised the Spring School in Family History, March 1-10, 2021 as a member of CPH
  • Gave a talk at the Spring School titled ‘Family History through the Lens of Women Chroniclers’, March 8, 2021.
  • As a CPH member , instituted CPH@10 Public Talks to mark a decade of CPH’s existence.
  • Attended an Author’s Workshop on ‘Visuals in South-Asia’, Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi on February 28, 2020. The paper is towards an edited volume by the same title to be brought out by Routledge
  • Organising member of the annual Winter School in Oral History/Public History
  • Gave a talk at the Winter School in Public History titled ‘Material Beings: Public Life of a Camera Collection, NCBS, February 20 2020
  • Co-author of ‘Lessons in Living: Stories from the Life of Triguna Sen’, 2018
  • Presented a paper ‘Photographing a Century: The case of central studio’ at the European Conference on South-Asian Studies, July 2018

Projects showcase:


Participants visiting an antiques and collectibles shop in Bengaluru during the Winter School in Public History in February 2020


Thinking Through Things

Thinking Through Things
An aural installation on the Commercial Street area in Bengaluru created by students using oral history interviews that they took of old and diverse residents of the locality as part of Interlude, a four-week project, in December 2019