Alisha Dhingra

Designation: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

E-mail: adhingra001@gmail.com

 

Areas of Expertise

Comparative and Indian Constitutionalism, Federalism Areas of Interest- Judiciary, Parliament, Party System and Elections

Education

Pursuing Ph.D Political Science

Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

Date of Registration- 01.02.16

M.Phil-Political science

Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

71.8%

2015

M.A. Political Science

Hindu College, University of Delhi

61%

2013

B.A.(Honours) Political Science

Hindu College, University of Delhi

65.45%

2011

Standard XII (Humanities)

Greenfields Public School, C.B.S.E.

93.4%

2008


Standard X

Greenfields Public School, C.B.S.E.

90.6%

2006

Professional Qualifications

National Eligibility Test for Lectureship (UGC NET)
Qualified in June 2012 Exam
78.8%

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor (on adhoc basis) at Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Delhi since 12.08 2014 till 24.04.2016. Serving on the same position since 21.07.2017.

Research Details

M.Phil dissertation on “Gendered Reading of the Indian Constitution” under the supervision of Prof. Rekha Saxena, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi.

Pursuing Ph.D on “Gendering Constitutionalism: A Comparative Study of India and South Africa” under the supervision of Prof. Rekha Saxena, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi.

Associated with Leverhulme International Research Network Project, titled ‘Continuity and Change in Indian Federalism” (March 2014 till January 2017). This project was a joint collaboration of six universities. Dr. Wilfried Swenden, Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh was the Principal Investigator. I was part of University of Delhi team coordinated by Prof. Rekha Saxena, Department of Political Science. University of Delhi team was involved on the sub-theme- “Intergovernmental Relations”.

Fellowships

Central Sector Scholarship Scheme, Ministry of Human Resource and Development (July 2008- June 2013)

Junior Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission (12.08.2013- 15.07.2015)

Senior Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission (01.02.2016- 20.07.2017)

Papers Presented

Presented a paper titled “Feminizing Constitutionalism and Constitutionalizing Feminism” in a seminar on Politics, Theory and Practices organized by Department of Political Science, University of Delhi on 2nd April 2016.

Presented a paper titled “Role of Mahatma Gandhi in Women’s Political Participation” in a National seminar on Remembering Gandhi in the era of Globalization organized by Gandhi Study Circle, Satyawati College (Day) on 10th August, 2016.

Presented a paper titled “Politics as an instrument of social justice” in Release of the book Understand Ambedkar edited by Lajpat Rai organized by SC/ST Advisory Committee, Satyawati College (Day) on 26th October 2016.

Presented a paper titled “ ICDS: An Exemplar of Cooperative Federalism” in the Workshop on Continuity and Change in Indian Federalism organized by Leverhulme International Research Network and Department of Political Science, University of Delhi on 6th December 2016.

Presented a paper titled “Constitutionalizing Affirmative Action and Gender Equality: A Comparative Study of India and South Africa” in ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on “Affirmative Action in Theory and Practice: Achievements and Challenges” organized by Department of Political Science, Sri Aurobindo College, University of Delhi on 6th and 7th January 2017.

Presented a paper titled “Multi-level Governance in Action: ICDS: A comparative assessment of Gujarat and Odisha” in Leverhulme International Network sponsored International Conference on “Continuity and Change in Indian Federalism” hosted by Department of Political Science, University of Delhi on 10-13 January 2017.

Presented a paper titled “Gender discourses during constitutive moment of Indian democracy” IN ICSSR and UGC Sponsored Two Day National Seminar On “Indian Democracy at Crossroads: Issues and Challenges” organized by Department of Political Science, Satyawati College on 22nd AND 23rd January 2017.

Presented a paper titled “Ambedkar’s Vision of Politics as an Instrument of Social Justice” in Two day International Seminar on “Relevance of Dr. Ambedkar’s Thought in Contemporary India” organized by Shyamlal College (E) and Department of Buddhist studies, University of Delhi on 14-15 February 2017.

Presented a paper titled “Ambedkar’s Political and Constitutional Agenda: Vision of Social Justice” in ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on “Reimagining South Asia: An exploration into the history of ideas” organized by Department of Political Science, University of Delhi 17th & 18th Feb. 2017

Presented a co-authored paper titled “State Welfare Regimes: A Comparative study of ICDS in Punjab and Gujarat” in National Consultation on “Punjab In Comparative Perspective: Politics and Economy” organized by Research Promotion Cell (RPC), Panjab University, Chandigarh in collaboration with Institute for Development and Communication (IDC), Chandigarh and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi on March 17th – 18th, 2017.

Publications

Book Review

Review of three books in Studies in Indian Politics. June 2017. Sage.99-102.

Khilnani, Sunil, Vikram Raghavan and Arun K. Thiruvengadam, editors. 2013. Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.416 pages. Rs 950.

Tikekar, Maneesha, editor. 2014. Constitutionalism and Democracy in South Asia. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.232 pages. Rs 675.

Tushent, Mark and Madhav Khosla, editors. 2015. Unstable Constitutionalism: Law and Politics in South Asia. New York: Cambridge University Press. 403 pages

Articles in Journals

Kumar, Kamal and Alisha Dhingra. “Money-Muscle Power in Student Union Elections and National Politics: Analysis of Delhi University Student Politics”. Mainstream Weekly, VOL LII, NO 39, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014.

Dhingra, Alisha. 2014. Gendered Discourses of Hindutva, The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 2 (4), pp.50-55. ISSN: 2321- 9203.

Dhingra, Alisha. 2014. Religion and the Rule of Law in India, The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 2 (5), pp. 69-75. ISSN: 2321-9203

Dhingra, Alisha. 2014. Redefining Patriarchy: Discourses on Womanhood during the Indian National Movement, The International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Invention, 3 (6), pp.50-54. ISSN (Online): 2319-7722, ISSN (Print): 2319 – 7714

Dhingra, Alisha. 2014. The Movement for Women’s Rights during the Indian National Movement, IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS),19 (6), pp. 32- 38..e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845.

Dhingra, Alisha. 2014. Indian Constitutionalism: A Case of Transformative Constitutionalism, Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, 2(7), pp. 135-139. ISSN (Online): 2321-8819, ISSN (Print) 2348-7186.

Chapters in edited books

Dhingra, Alisha.2016. “Introducing Ambedkar: Approach to Polity, History, Economy, Society and Religion.” in Lajpat Rai ed. Understanding Ambedkar. New Delhi: Book Age.

Dhingra, Alisha. 2017, “Bhartitya Rajniti ke Adhayan ke Upagam”. In Tapan Biswal. ed. Bhartiya Rajniti: Sanvadhanik Loktantra aur Rajnatik Prakriyan.. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.

Administrative Experience

Served as Vice-President, Department of Political Science, Hindu College, University of Delhi (2009-10)

Served as Library Secretary, Department of Political Science, Hindu College, University of Delhi (2010-11)

Served as Student Representative in Committee of Courses, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi (2013-14)

Served as Member of M.Phil Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi (2014-15)

Contact

Office Address

Faculty of Social Sciences, North Campus University of Delhi-110007.

E-mail: adhingra001@gmail.com

 


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