Ketaki Chowkhani

Postdoctoral Fellow

Manipal Centre for Humanities


Subject Subject code Semester
Gender and Society
Media, Society and Representation
Singles Studies
Identity and Society


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Women's Studies Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai 2017
MPhil Cultural Studies English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad 2011
MA English and Comparative Literature Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 2009


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai Research Assistant Urban Aspirations in Global Cities, an international collaborative project of Max Planck Institute (MPI), Göttingen, Germany, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research (PUKAR), Mumbai. October 2013- January 2014
School of Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai Research Assistant Compiling of Field Attachments Reader- Second Phase of MAEE Grant by SRTT Oct 2012 - Sept 2013
School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Copy Editor SubVersions: A Journal of Emerging Research in Media and Cultural Studies (ISSN-2347-426). Volume 1, Issue 1; Volume 1, Issue 2; Volume 3 Issue 1; Volume 3, Issue 2. December 2013- 2018


Area of Interest

Gender and Sexuality, Masculinity Studies, Education, Singles Studies.

Professional Affiliations & Contributions


Media Interviews/Public Engagement

DelFattore, Joan. “Singles say they’re better prepared to self-quarantine, but many fear getting shortchanged in medical treatment” The Washington Post. April 11, 2020. Accessed at: 

Mohan, Shriya. “Table for one, please” The Hindu Business Line. March 13, 2020. Accessed at:

'Nothing Much Happened’: Rethinking Heterosexual Middle Class Adolescent Boys’ Romance in Mumbai


in Sexuality, Abjection and Queer Existence in Contemporary India.” Edited by Pushpesh Kumar, Routledge


May 13, 2020.

The New York Times. Accessed at:

Integrating Concerns of Gender, Sexuality and Marital Status in the Medical Curriculum

2020 Nikhil Govind Ketaki Chowkhani

Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. 5(2): 92- 4. DOI:10.20529/IJME.2020.039.

Learning about Sex in Mumbai: Rethinking the ‘Knowledge Gap’ Debate in Sexuality Education


In: Hi(stories) of Desire: Sexualities and Culture in Modern India. Edited by Rajeev Kumaramkandath and Sanjay Srivastava. Cambridge University Press.

Kolam and the Making of Tamil Femininity


Sahapedia. July 2018. Accessed at:

Sexuality in School: The Limits of Education


Gender and Education 28 (5): 700-703.

Pleasure, Bodies and Risk: Women's Viewership of Pornography in Urban India


Porn Studies 3 (4): 443-452.

Broader Vision of Sexuality: Book Review of It’s Normal by Dr Mahindra Watsa


Daily News Analysis. Mumbai. Accessed at:

Child Sexual Abuse in School Spaces: Understanding Structural Issues


Teacher Plus. March 02, 2015. Accessed at:

Sexuality Education: Why We Need It


Teacher Plus. February 2013, Hyderabad.