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Namita N. Manohar

Associate Professor

Location: 3615 James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x1771
Fax: 718.951.4639

Namita Manohar is a qualitative feminist sociologist with a broad interest in sociology of families, (im)migration and the intersections of gender, race and ethnicity. Her empirical research so far is centered on Indians in the United States. Some of her previous projects include a gendered ethnic perspective on partnering among Indian-Americans, an ethnographic study of immigrant Indian professional women's gendered subjectivities around work and mothering in the US, and on scholarship on teaching and learning in sociology. Manohar teaches courses in gender, work, work and family, introductory sociology and senior seminar; she also teaches in the M.A. program. She approaches her teaching from a gendered and intersectional perspective, designing her courses with a goal of enhancing students' critical thinking, and oral and written skills. She served as the Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program (2009-12). She also served as the Graduate Deputy in Sociology (2013-2017).

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