Dr. Qudsiya Contractor

Designation : Faculty Associate

Broad Area of Expertise : Humanities and Social Sciences

Email : qudsiya{at}iitgoa.ac.in

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Educational Qualifications

  1. MA
  2. PhD

Areas of Research


Courses Taught

HS 241: Introduction to Sociology

Professional Appointments

  1. Junior Fellow, Max Weber Centre for Advanced Social and Cultural Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany (2019-20)
  2. Fellow, India-China Institute, The New School University, New York (2017-19)
  3. Assistant Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (2014-17)
  4. Assistant Professor, Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore (2014)

Recent Publications

  • "Feminizing citizenship: Why Muslim women protest the CAA", PS: Political Science and Politics, 9-10, (First view published on 17 August 2021) October 2021.
  • "Ritual pollution, secular filth and the politics of cleansing Mumbai", Religion and Urbanity Online, 31 August 2020.
  • "Muslim Women and the Challenge of Religion in Contemporary Mumbai", Economic and Political Weekly (Special Issue on Review of Women Studies), Vol. 52, Issue No. 42-43, 28 Oct, 2017. Reprinted in Mumbai Reader 18, Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai, 2018.
  • Muslim women, caste and the beef ban in Mumbai, in Anupama Rao (ed.) Gender, caste and the imagination of equality. 2018. Women Unlimited, New Delhi.
  • "Quest for water - Muslims at Mumbai's periphery". Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLVII No 29, July 21, 2012.
  • Jab Babri Masjid Shaheed Huyi: Memories of Violence and Its Spatial Remnants in Mumbai in N. Jayaram (ed.) Social Dynamics of the Urban. Exploring Urban Change in South Asia. 2017, Springer, New Delhi.
  • 'Remaking the mohalla: Muslim basti-dwellers and entrepreneurial urbanism in Mumbai' in S. Kanekanti (ed.) Entrepreneurial Urbanism in India, 2017, pp. Springer, New Delhi.
  • 'Institutionalising peace? - Mohalla committees in Contemporary Mumbai', in Hugo Gorringe, Roger Jeffery and Suryakant Waghmore (eds.) From the margins to the mainstream: Institutionalising minorities in South Asia, 2016, pp. 201-228, Sage, New Delhi.
  • 'On the madness of caste - Dalits, Muslims and normalised incivilities in neoliberal India' (co-author) in Brij Mohan (ed.) Global frontiers of social development in theory and practice, 2015, pp. 223-240, Palgrave-Macmillan, New York.
  • 'Unwanted in my city - The making of a 'Muslim slum' in Mumbai', in Gayer, L. and Jaffrelot, C. (eds.) Muslims in Indian cities - Trajectories of Marginalisation, 2012, pp. 23-42, Hurst & Co., London.
  • Saranchatmak hinsa aur swasthya ke pratiched: Jatiya hinsa aur daliton ke bahishkaran par kuch vichar (co-author) in Imrana Qadeer (ed.) Dalit Mahilaon ka Swasthya evam Adhikar, 2012, pp. 260-271, Penguin, New Delhi. [In Hindi]
  • "Understanding the impact of involuntary resettlement on women's access to health care in Mumbai, India". Journal of Comparative Social Welfare , 24 (2), 153-163, 2008.
  • "Fieldwork and social science research ethics". Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, 16 (1), 2008.

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