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Deepti Sachdev

Ms. Deepti Sachdev

Assistant Professor

E-mail: deepti[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor , School of Human Studies


Deepti Sachdev’s research interests include urban anthropology and application of psychoanalytic work with socially disadvantaged and marginalized communities in India. She is also interested in exploring ways in which education is used in emancipatory ways or as a tool of social control. She has completed her education from University of Oxford, and from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. She has been trained in psychoanalytic theory and practice and social anthropology.


Past Experience

Deepti has taught at Lady Shri Ram college for Women at University of Delhi, before joining Ambedkar University Delhi in 2009. She also had a brief stint teaching Psychology at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya which she enjoyed thoroughly. She is also interested in Psychoanalytic therapy.

My Zone / Area of Expertise


  • Discourses on Well-being: MPhil Development Practice, School of Human Studies, AUD
  • Life at the Margins: MA Psychology, School of Human Studies, AUD
  • Childhood, Identity and Society: MA Psychology, School of Human Studies, AUD
  • Ways of Humans: MA Psychology, School of Human Studies, AUD
  • Psychology as a Human Science: MA Psychology, School of Human Studies, AUD
  • Politics, Resistance, Transformation: MA Psychology, School of Human Studies, AUD
  • History of Psychology: BA Hons. Psychology, School of Undergraduate Studies, AUD
  • Understanding Childhood: School of Undergraduate Studies, AUD Psychological Testing: BA Hons. Psychology, School of Undergraduate Studies, AUD
  • Methods in Psychology: School of Undergraduate Studies, AUD




  • 2003-2006       Manzil, Education based NGO for children, New Delhi
  • 2003-2004       Mental health center, University of Delhi
  • 2002-2003       Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, New Delhi
  • Language skills:          English, fluent written and spoken; Hindi, fluent written and spoken; Punjabi, fluent spoken; French, basic written and spoken
  • IT skills:                      Proficient in use of Microsoft office applications and Model


  • Felix scholarship 2006-2007, University of Oxford
  • Junior Research Fellowship Award 2003, University Grants Commission
  • Gold Medalist 2003 MA Psychology, University of Delhi
  • Best Essay National Level Femina Escada ‘Millennium Woman’ Contest
  • Best Student Award each year1998-2001 BA Hons. Psychology, University of Delhi
  • National Scholarship Merit certificate 1998, Central Board of Secondary Education
  • Certificate of Merit Top 0.1 % of students in Psychology 1998, All India Senior School Certificate Exam
  • International School Student Extraordinary Merit Award in French 1996, World Development Parliament


  • (2019) Caste Away: Recalcitrant Affects and Social Reproduction In Vashist, L. and Sachdev, D. (Eds.), CUSP The Journal (Critical Cultures and Cultural Critiques in Psychology), Issue 3: ‘Affect’. ISSN 2455-152X;
  • (2019) Co-editor, CUSP: The Journal Volume on ‘Affect’
  • (2019) Toys and Teachers. In Vahali, H (Ed) A Song Called Teaching: Ebbs and Flows of Experiential and Empathic Pedagogies: New Delhi: Aakar Books
  • (2019) Three Poems: Mad Institutions; Fifty Shades of Grey; Time In An Inkling The Journal, Issue 1