Workshop: Identities, Exclusion, Justice

CSDS invites application for Research Scholars’ workshop on ‘Identities, Exclusion, Justice: Theory, Practice and Methods’ to be held at CSDS between 26 February-8 March 2016. It is a capacity-building workshop supported by the ICSSR. It is designed to provide critical orientation to enhance research skills, impart theoretical knowledge and build methodological capacity.  This year’s workshop addresses diverse historical and contemporary issues around the broad thematic of “identities, exclusion and justice” in Indian society. Participants will engage a range of readings, seminar-style discussions, and special lectures, addressing: multiple pasts, religion, inequality, democracy and participation, language and power, space and mobility, media and the arts.

Instructors and guest speakers will include primarily CSDS faculty and a few scholars drawn from other Delhi-based academic institutions.

This workshop is designed for SC/ST students, however, other students who feel they may benefit from this orientation program are also encouraged to apply.

Registered research students in the beginning to intermediate stages of their doctoral project, and advanced M.Phil students may apply.  At the end, participants will have the opportunity to review their research proposals in light of what they have learnt during the workshop.

The workshop will admit thirty (30) participants, including a maximum of fifteen (15) outstation candidates. Outstation candidates will be provided 3rd AC return train fare and a stipend of Rs. 15,000/- for the duration of the workshop.  Course materials will be made available to all selected candidates.

Those seeking admission should write to the CSDS Administrative Officer Ms Jayasree Jayanthan (jaya(at) with an application letter, a current CV of no more than 2 pages, the names of 2 referees, and a synopsis (600-900 words) highlighting research questions and methodological framework. 

The last date for receiving the applications closed on 21 January 2016.