Stephen Leacock Building, Room 839
855 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T7
E-mail: poulami.roychowdhury [at] mcgill.ca
Office: Leacock 839
Office Hours: By Appt.
Political Sociology; Political Economy of Development;Law and Human Rights;Qualitative Methods
Assistant Professor at McGill since 2014
Ph.D., New York University, Department of Sociology, 2014
My research examines the relationship between politics, law, and social inequality. My forthcoming book,Capable Citizens(Oxford University Press) traces the aftermath of legal reforms and political mobilization against gender-based violence in India. Other projects include:masculinity, ethnicity,and labor organizing in New York City, and media coverage of sexual violence.I am currently working on a new project,comparing the evolution and contestation over sexual consent in the United States and France.
My research has been supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, the Fonds de Recherche du Québec, the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, and the American Institute for Indian Studies. Prior to joining McGill, Iwas a Five College Pre-doctoral fellow at Smith College in Northampton, MA.
I serve as Associate Editor ofSocial Politics and a Council Member for the ASA's Development Section.
Poulami Roychowdhury. Capable Citizens: How India Outsources Justice for Gender Based violence. Under contract. Oxford University Press
2016 Poulami Roychowdhury. “Desire, Rights, Entitlements: Organizational Strategies in the War on Violence.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Forthcoming Summer 2016.
2016 Poulami Roychowdhury. “Over the Law: Rape and the Seduction of Popular Politics.” Invited Submission for Special Issue: Theorizing Rape Through Time, Space and Relations. Gender & Society, 30 (1): 80-94.
2015 Poulami Roychowdhury. “Victims to Saviors: Governmentality and the Regendering of Citizenship in India.” Gender & Society, 29 (6): 792-816.
2014 Poulami Roychowdhury. “Brothers and Others: Organizing Masculinity, Disorganizing Workers.” Social Problems, Volume 61, Number 1, pages 22-41.
2013 Poulami Roychowdhury. “The Delhi Gang Rape: The Making of International Causes.” Feminist Studies, Volume 39, Number 1, pages 282-292.
Poulami Roychowdhury. “A call to knowledge: Let’s gather more data before rushing to action.” Gender & Society (https://gendersociety.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/a-call- to-knowledge-lets-gather-more-data-before-rushing-to-action/).
2014 Poulami Roychowdhury. “Gender-based violence: an index of ‘tradition’ or social change?” Gender & Society. (http://gendersociety.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/gender-based-violence-an-index-of-tradition-or-social-change/)
2013 Poulami Roychowdhury. “Focus on rape in India ignores global problem.” Salon.com (http://www.salon.com/2013/01/09/stop_demonizing_indian_culture/)
2012 Managing Editor (with NYU Colleagues). The Sociology Project: An Introduction to the Sociological Imagination. New York: Pearson.
SOCI 550 Developing Societies
SOCI 600 Qualitative Methods
SOCI 370 Gender and Development