Dr. Soumi Dey

 

Name Dr. Soumi Dey
Designation Assistant Professor
Department Anthropology
Highest Degree M.Sc., Ph.D.
Teaching Area Social-Cultural Anthropology

List of Publications

    • 2016
      • “A Study on Politics in Hijra Community”. South Asian Anthropologist. 2016. 16(2):137-149. ISSN: 0257-7348. Co Authors: Tanusree Shaw, Dept. of Anthropology, Sikkim University and Dr. Arnab Das, Dept of Anthropology, Calcutta University.
      • “Role of gender in decision-making: a study of women attached in handloom weaving”. International Journal of Gender Studies in Developing Societies. 2016. 1(3), 278-298. eISSN:2052-0360, pISSN:2052-0352.Co author: Tanusree Shaw, and Dr. Arnab Das, Dept of Anthropology, Calcutta University.
    • 2015
      • “Hierarchy, Power-relation and Domination in a Handloom „Field‟. International Organization of Scientific Research Journal of Humanities and Social Science. 2015. 20(7), 14-21. pISSN:2279-0845, eISSN:22790837. DOI: 10.9790/0837-20751421. Co Authors: Tanusree Shaw and Dr. Arnab Das, Dept of Anthropology, Calcutta University.
      • “Difference in Education and Income Status of the Kothi Identified MSM of West Bengal, India”. International Journal of Research. 2015. 2(2), 574-588. ISSN: 2348-6848. Co Author: Dr. Arnab Das, Dept of Anthropology, Calcutta University.
    • 2014
      • “A Study of Sexual Attitude Difference among the Male Same Sex Sexuality Practitioners in India”. Amity Journal of Human Behaviour and Development Issues. 2014. 1(1), 16-23. ISSN: 2349-8366. Co Authors: Dr. Anindita Chaudhuri, Dept of Psychology, Calcutta University, Tanusree Shaw, and Dr. Arnab Das, Dept of Anthropology, Calcutta University.
      • “The Situation in Contractual Work at Domestic Sphere: A Study of the Paid Female Domestic Workers of Howrah, West Bengal, India”. International Research Journal of Social Sciences. 2014. 3(7), 36-42. ISSN: 2319–3565.
    • 2013
      • “Being A „Kothi‟: An Ethnographic Interrogation with A Male Transgender in Kolkata, India”. International Organization of Scientific Research Journal of Humanities and Social Science. 2013. 11(6), 51-62. pISSN:2279-0845, eISSN:22790837. DOI: 10.9790/0837-1165162
    • 2012
      • “Launda Dance in Northern India: A Study on the Vulnerable Young Kothi Performers in Face of Aggressive Masculine Desire”. Journal of the Department of Anthropology. 2012. 14, 168-185. ISSN:2249-6181. Co Authors: Arnab Das, Tanusree Shaw, Dept of Anthropology, Calcutta University, and Anindita Chaudhuri, Dept of Psychology, Calcutta University.
      • “In The Dead End: A Study of The Decline of Handloom Silk Weavers of Murshidabad”. Journal of Department of Anthropology, 14, 242-258. ISSN:2249-6181. Co Authors: Arnab Das, Tanusree Shaw, Dept of Anthropology, Calcutta University, and Falguni Chakraborty Dept of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University.
    • 2010
      • “The Identities of Gendered Sexual Subjectivity: A Report on MSM Performances in Kothi Network in Urban West Bengal”. Journal of the Department of Anthropology, 2010. 10 & 11, 167-177. ISSN:2249-6181. Co Authors: Arnab Das, Snehasish Raul, Suchandrima Sen, Tanusree Shaw, Dept of Anthropology, Calcutta University, Debabrata Saha (MBBS), et. al. ,
      • “Tracking the Dimensions of Sexuality of the Truckers: A Study on the Long-Distance Truckers from Four Provinces of India”. Journal of the Department of Anthropology. 2010. 10 & 11, 141-166. ISSN:2249-6181. Co Authors: Suman Hazra, Arnab Das, Snehasis Raul, Suchandrima Sen, Subha Ray et. al., Dept of Anthropology, Calcutta University.
      • “Facing Exclusion at Aging: An Ethnographic Profile of the Elderly People in an Old Home in Kolkata Metropolis”. Journal of the Department of Anthropology. 2010. 10 & 11, 123-130. ISSN:2249-6181. Co Authors: Tanusree Shaw, Sutapa Mukhapadhay, Arnab Das, Nabanita Goswami, Dept of Anthropology, Calcutta University, and Subrata Sankar Bagchi, Bangabasi College.

Book Published
Sexuality, Identity and Health: Same-Sex Behaviour of Urban Indian Men. 2014. New Delhi: Ashwin-Anoka. ISBN: 978-81-904750-6-8. Co authors: Dr. Arnab Das, Dept of Anthropology, Calcutta University, Suman Nath, Haldia Govt. College, and Dipankar Chatterjee, School of Agriculture and Rural Development, RMVU, Ranchi.
Presented a Symposium
Symposium entitled: Gender, Sexuality and Well being. In National Conference on Expanding Frontiers of Applied Psychology, Golden Jubilee Celebration. University of Calcutta. 3-4 March, 2017.
Papers Presented in Seminar

      • “Sexuality, Effeminacy and Stigma: Understanding Patriarchal Hegemony”. In Shaping New India: Role of Anthropology and Anthropologist (Indian Anthropology Congress), 21-23 February, 2017.
      • “Embodying Identity: A…Launda Dancers”. In The Indian Science Congress Association (in the section of Anthropological and Behavioural Sciences), 3-7 January, 2017.
      • “Politics in Hijra Community”. In National Seminar on “Recent Trends in Anthropological Research, Organized by Dept. of Anthropology, West Bengal State University in collaboration with Dept. of Anthropology, Acharya Prafulla Chandra College, 5 August, 2016.
      • “A Study of MSM in India”. In Centenary Conference on Psychology- An International Event, 9-11 October, 2015.
      • “Effect of Subjective Identity on Sports”. In UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Modern Physical Education Sports and Globalization, 03-04 September, 2015.
      • “A Study on Anxiety and Depression Status among the Men Who Have Sex with Men in Urban India”. In 45th Annual Conference of the Indian Anthropological Society (Anthropology and Human Welfare theme), 23-25 May, 2015
      • “Hierarchy, Power-Relation and Domination in a Handloom „Field‟ of India”. In 45th Annual Conference of the Indian Anthropological Society (Anthropology and Human Welfare theme), 23-25 May, 2015
      • “Difference Among the „Different(S) [?]‟: A Psychological Study of Wellbeing, Optimism Self-Esteem, and Trait-Anxiety among the MSM Categories of India”. In 102nd Indian Science Congress Association (Anthropology and Behavioral Section), 3-7 January 2015
      • “A Study of Sexual Attitude Difference among the Male Same Sex Sexuality Practitioners in India”. In Dr. Ambedkar Chair In Anthropology. Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta, 27-28 March, 2014.
      • “Class Issue: Role of Capital(s), Habitus and Field in Handloom Entrepreneurship”. In Dr. Ambedkar Chair In Anthropology. Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta, 27-28 March, 2014.
      • “A Psycho-Social Study on the Different Kothi Identified MSM Sections of Kolkata and Varanasi”. In XXIII Annual Convention of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP) India, 13-15 December, 2013.
      • “The Trouble Relation of Contractual Work in Domestic Sphere: A Study of Paid Domestic Workers of West Bengal”. In National Seminar on Human Diversity, Social Justice, Human Rights, Duties and the thought of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in collaboration with the State Human Rights Commission, West Bengal. Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta, 28-30 March, 2013.
      • “The Experience of Disadvantages of the Urban Sexual Minority”. In UGC sponsored National Seminar on Disadvantaged People and Social Justice. Department of Anthropology, Under the Aegis of Dr. Ambedkar Chair in Anthropology. University of Calcutta, 26-27th March, 2012.
      • “A Study on Hegemonic Masculinity and Contextual Exclusion of Feminity and Associated Sexual Identity”. In UGC sponsored National Seminar on Diversity, Social Exclusion, Backwardness and Development. Department of Anthropology & Centre for Studies in Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP), University of Calcutta, 23-25th March, 2011.
      • “Gender Identities of Sexual Orientation and Behavior: A Study of the Experiences of the Persons Living in Kolkata and its Outskirts”. In UGC sponsored National Seminar on Human Diversity: The Emerging Perspectives (ASIHSS AND DSA PHASE III PROGRAMME), Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta, 27- 28 th March, 2008.
      • “The Constraints of Development: A Study Focusing on Education and Population of a Village of Bengal”. In UGC sponsored International Seminar on Human Diversity in Perspectives (ISHDP), Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta, 6th- 8th March, 2007.

Projects handled

  • UGC/UPE major research project- “The Growing Constructs of Networks, Subculture and Other Social Differentiations of Sexuality and Gender in Local Indian Context and Their Relationship with the Issues of Health (HIV/AIDS)” as a Research Fellow, from Dec.2007 to April 2010.
  • UGC Project- “An Ethnographic Research on Urban Indians with MSM Practices” as a UGC NET Junior Research Fellow, from May 2010 to April 2015.
  • State Government of West Bengal Project- “Sample Survey of Other Backward Communities in West Bengal” as a Project Monitor of Howrah District from July 2010 to September 2010.
  • Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Project- “Violence in Markets” as a Research Investigator from June 2012 to September 2012.
  • International Management Institute Project- “Servant and Servitude” as a Project Investigator from June 2012 to September 2012.
  • ICSSR research project- “The Structure and Agencies in The Life of Certain Marginalized Tribes of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha: An Interdisciplinary and Participatory Action Research with Focus on Socio Economic and Development Issues (F. No. : G- 10/2015-16/ICSSR/RPS)” as a Co-Director from April 2016.

Organised Workshop/Seminar (as a Convenor) so far
State Level Two-day Workshop on Gender Sensitivity and Sexuality Organized by: Gender Sensitization Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH), Haldia Government College in collaboration with Sappho for Equality & Varta Trust. 27-28 September, 2016.

Achieved Awards so far

    • Award of best Session presentation (title- A Study of MSM in India) at the Centenary Conference on Psychology- An International Event, 9-11 October, 2015
    • University Grants Commission Junior Research Fellowship Award for qualifying National Eligibility Test, 2010.
    • Bishnu-Ava Memorial Prize Scholarship for highest marks in Anthropology (B.Sc.) of Narasinha Dutt College, 2005.