Dr. Rachna Chaudhary
Associate Professor , School of Human Studies
Dr Chaudhary researches the impact of sexism upon women coming in contact with the Indian legal system. Dr. Chaudhary did her graduation and Masters (Political Science) from the University of Delhi. She worked on “India South-Africa Relations in Post-Apartheid Era” for her MPhil dissertation at African Studies Department, University of Delhi. Her doctoral work at the Political Science Department, University of Delhi, focused on the judicial construction and treatment of the female criminal through an analysis of Delhi High Court Judgments in the 1990s. She was awarded UGC’s Junior Research Fellowship in Political Science in 1997.
Dr Chaudhary taught Political Science at undergraduate level at University of Delhi from 1998 to 2002. She also taught at the Vivekananda Law School (IP University, Delhi) from 2003 to 2010.
Dr Chaudhary’s current research is on the manner in which different categories of women and their sexuality is constructed and treated within the judicial discourse.