Abha Chauhan



Professor of Sociology, Director, Centre for Kashmir Studies, Central University of Himachal Pradesh Dharamshala-176215 (Himachal Pradesh)



Abha Chauhan is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India. She has been the Head of the Department of         Sociology for nearly ten years and has also worked as the Director of Dr. Ambedkar Studies Centre; Convenor, Board of Studies (Sociology);   Coordinator, Directorate of Distance Education (Sociology) and Convener, Editorial Board and Editor of the University Journal. Her research interests include gender, tribal and community studies, kinship, marriage, Sociology of religion and culture, conflict, and borderland studies. She has published/edited five books as well as published several articles in national and international books and journals on the related themes. She has almost 30 years of teaching experience and 26 candidates have been awarded Ph. D. under her supervision, besides 35 M.Phil scholars. Prof. Abha Chauhan has been a Life Member of the Indian Sociological Society (ISS) since 1986. She has regularly attended the conferences of the ISS and International Sociological Association (ISA). She was the Managing Committee (MC) Member of the Indian Sociological Society (2002- 2007), member of the Editorial Advisory Committee, ISS (2010-11), and Convenor Research Committee (RC) 10 ‘Gender Studies’, (2011-2014) of the ISS. She was elected as the Secretary of the Indian Sociological Society for the years 2016 - 2017.