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Talk by Prof Patricia Jeffery on 22nd November


Professor Patricia Jeffery, Professor of Sociology, University of Edinburgh, UK is visiting India and has taken time out of her busy schedule to speak at AUD on 22nd November 2012 between 11 am and 1pm on Daughter Aversion, Dowry and Demographic Change. This lecture is being organized by Gender Studies/School of Human Studies on CR 1o on the 22nd. All of you are please requested to attend the talk and participate in the discussions.


Abstract of the talk and appended is a brief profile of Prof Jeffery.


Patricia Jeffery is Professor of Sociology at University of Edinburgh. She has conducted long-term research in UP, and has published widely on gender issues, especially childbearing, social demography and health care, education, women’s empowerment and intra-household politics, and the links between gender politics and communal politics. In 2009-2010 she held a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship and Leverhulme Research Fellowship. She is currently co-investigator on Rural change and anthropological knowledge in post-colonial India: A comparative ‘restudy’ of F.G.Bailey, Adrian C. Mayer and David F. Pocock (funded by ESRC) and a member of the Council of the British Association for South Asian Studies.


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