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Dr S. S. Shani View All

Assistant Professor

Dr.Shani .S.S did her Post Graduation in Social Work from Loyola College of Social Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. MPhil and Ph.D. in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra. She qualified NET and JRF in Social Work in the year 2011. She was selected as one of the Indian delegates of the 1st BRICS Youth Summit held in Kazan, Russia, and worked under the theme of Humanitarian Cooperation. She got Marie Curie IRSES Research Fellowship and worked as an Early-Stage Researcher in International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) Project at Coventry University, United Kingdom, and Kocaeli University, Turkey, funded by European Union- Civil Engagement in Social Work: Developing Global Models. She has worked in the role of community developer, Project Analyst, Project Associate, and Research Assistant in various Government and Non- Government projects. She started her teaching career in the year 2017. Her area of expertise is Social Work, Community Development, Marriage,  Gender and Society.

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      Kerala University
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      Social Work
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      Kerala University
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      Social Work
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      Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
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    • Assistant Professor, The Apollo University from 2019- present

    • Assistant Professor, LISSAH, Calicut, Kerala from 2017-2018

  • Publications in Conferences

    • “Controlling Body and Sexuality: Cross Border Marriages among Muslim Women in Kerala”, Sixth National Conference on “Intersectionality, Religious Minorities and Development of Women in India” held on 26 -27 March, 2019 at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
    • “Migrant Brides from Kerala”, 2nd International Conference on “Migration, Diaspora and Development: An Indian Perspective” held on 7-8 March 2019 at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
    • “Transnational Forced Marriages in Kerala”, International Conference on “Indian Diaspora and Trans-nationalism: Global Perspectives” held on 4th and 5th October 2018 at Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad.
    • “Constraints and Challenges of being Children of Interreligious Married Parents”,5th Indian Social Work Congress under the theme “Social Work Profession and Social Realities: Responses and Ripostes” held on 10- 12 November, 2017 at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala.
    • “Distress Marriages in Kerala” International Seminar on “Gender at the Intersection of identity and Community: Viewing the Landscape of Culture in a Changing World” held on 7th and 8th November, 2017 at University of Kerala, Kerala.
    • “Women in Interreligious Marriages: A Case Study in Kerala”, Young Scholars’ conference 2015, themed Gender and Sexuality: Discourse, Dialogue and Praxis in South Asia, organized by Department of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi from October 15-17, 2015
    • “Interreligious Marriages: Struggles and Negotiations in Kerala Society”, National Conference on “Family Structure, Social Change and Law”, held on 19th and 20th December, 2013 at Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi


    • Shani S S. Distress Marriages in Kerala. Making of Distinctions: Towards a Social Science of Inclusive Oppositions. 2021. Edited by Antony Palackal, Nandita Chaudhary, Giuseppina Marsico. Information Age Publishing. ISBN-10 ‏ :1648023215, ISBN-13 : ‎ 978-1648023217. Pp: 195- 21
    • Shani S S. Transnational Forced Marriages in Kerala. Indian Diaspora and Transnationalism: Trends and Issues in the 21st2020. Edited by Ajay K Sahoo and P Venkata Rao. Serials Publication Private Limited. New Delhi. ISBN: 978-81-945563-0-5. Pp: 17-48
    • Shani SS. Women in Interreligious Marriages – A Case Study in Kerala. South Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies (SAJMS), ISSN: 2349 -7858. Volume 4 Issue 1, 2017 Pp: 103-116
    • Shani S S. Experiencing Poverty in India – Case Study. Lexington Books “Spirituality, Culture and Development: Implications for Social Work” (Co-author), ISBN: 978 – 1- 4985 – 1967 -0, October 2016