Professional Life

Professional Life
Lecturer (Temp.) DSE, University of Delhi 1985
Associate Centre for Social Studies, Surat 1986
Fellow Centre for Social Studies, Surat 1992
Sr. Fellow Centre for Social Studies, Surat 1996
Sr. Fellow & Acting Director Centre for Social Studies, Surat 1996-97
Sr. Fellow & Director Centre for Social Studies, Surat 1997-99
International Visiting Fellow Georgetown University, Washington DC 1999-00
Sr. Fellow & Director Centre for Culture and Development 2001

Membership, Consultancy and Teaching Experience

Memberships:

  • Anthropological Society of India
  • All India Sociological Society
  • Gujarat Sociological Association

Consultancy:

  • Offered Consultancy in Need Assessment, Impact Assessment on: Development Projects, Education and Research
  • Methodology and Medical Anthropology

Teaching Experience

  • One Year in the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 1985.
  • Visiting Professor at Gujarat Vidya Deep, Ahmedabad, since 1982.
  • Conducted Workshops for Different Voluntary Organisations on:
    • Social Anthropology
    • Sociology Of Religion, Caste and Kinship
    • Social Stratification
    • Tribal Culture
    • Applied Anthropology
    • Research Methodology
    • Participatory Rural Appraisal
    • Medical Anthropology

Organised Conventions on:

  • "State Market and Civil Society", for Jesuit Social Scientists in India, Mumbai, 17 April, 1997.
  • "Ecology and Society: Interface", for Jesuit Social Scientists in India, Kodaikanal, 10 May, 1998.

Inaugural Lectures/Key Note Addresses Given:

  • "Christian Dalits and Religious Personnel in India", at Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth (Pontifical Athenaeum) Pune, 15 June 1996.
  • "Ethics in Social Research" at a seminar in MSW Department, at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat 2011.