2012-2013 Teacher Scholar

Debotri Dhar


 Debotri Dhar’s research interests lie in feminist theory and epistemology; transnational women’s rights; South Asian Studies; and interdisciplinary research methods. She holds a Masters in Women’s Studies from Oxford University (UK), where she obtained a distinction. At Rutgers, her Ph.D dissertation focuses on rape and the state in contemporary India. Debotri has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including an Excellence Fellowship, the Institute for Research on Women Fellowship, and the South Asian Studies Research Award. She has several publications to her credit, and has presented conference papers worldwide, including at Yale University, Princeton University, Rutgers University, University of Miami, and Bonn University, Germany. Debotri is also a novelist and creative writer, and has had her work published in numerous literary journals.

Debotri has taught several courses at Rutgers, including The Gendered Body; Gender and Consumption; Gender, Culture and Representation; Gender in Bollywood; and Social Justice. In fall 2012, she will be taking up an annual position in the Rutgers-Newark Women’s and Gender Studies program, where she looks immensely forward to teaching courses in feminist theory and South Asian Gender Studies.