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Rachana Johri, PhD

Distinguished Visiting Professor


School of Liberal Studies

Rachana Johri is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Liberal Studies, BML Munjal University. Her research interests are in the areas of feminism, gender, psychoanalysis and the body. Rachana is a Professor at Ambedkar University, Delhi and she has previously taught at the lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi.

Key Publications

  • Co-edited with Meenakshi Mehrotra and Krishna Menon. Sept 2023. The Gendered Body in South Asia. Negotiations, resistance, struggle. Routledge.

  • Johri, R. (2020) New Bodies in Cities: Contested Technologies of the Self in Urban India.In Bracken, G. (Ed.) Contemporary Practices of Citizenship in Asia and the West. Care of the Self Vol 2. Amsterdam University Press

  • Johri, R. (2020) Feminism in the Indian Academy: Expanding field or shrinking space? Feminism in the Neo Liberal University: Expanding field or shrinking space? In Mackay, F.,  Menon, K.  Menon,R. and Sen, R. (Eds.)  Doing feminism in the academy: Identity, institutional pedagogy and critical classrooms in India and the UK.  Delhi: Zubaan.

  • Johri, R. (2011) Mothering daughters and the ‘Fair and Lovely’ path to success. Advertising and Society Review. Advertising Educational foundation, 12, 2.