Rimple Mehta

Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University

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Border Criminologies


Rimple Mehta is a Lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University. Previously she was Assistant Professor at the Tata Institute for Social Sciences, Mumbai and an Assistant Professor at the School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University. She studied Sociology, Social Work and Women’s Studies and has written on gender, borders, sexuality and prisons, especially criminalization of mobility and Bangladeshi women in Indian prisons. Her paper titled "So Many Ways to Love You/Self: Negotiating Love in a Prison" won the 2013 Enloe Award. She has worked with organisations such as Swayam and networks such as Maitree against violence on women in West Bengal, as well as with women prisoners in Mumbai, Kolkata and the Netherlands. Her book titled "Women, Mobility and Incarceration: Love and Recasting of Self across the Bangladesh-India Border" is due to be published in August 2018.

Research projects & programmes

Border Criminologies