Rimple Mehta is an Assistant Professor at the School of Women’s Studies at Jadavpur University, India, where she also submitted her doctoral thesis titled “Negotiating Social and Political Borders: A Feminist Exploration of the Experiences of Bangladeshi Women in Correctional Homes in Kolkata”. She was a recipient of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) from 2010-2013 for her doctoral studies. She was also awarded the SYLFF Research Abroad (SRA) award to go to Central European University, Budapest as a visiting scholar for six months. Her paper titled “So Many Ways to Love You/Self: Negotiating Love in a Prison” won the 2013 Enloe Award. She did an MA in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai with specialisation in Women Centred Social Work. Her MA thesis, titled “Honour Crimes against Women in Rajasthan”, was awarded the Dr Maria Mies Prize for scoring highest marks in MA Dissertation Programme with a focus on Gender and Justice Issues. Her academic interests include border criminologies, honour and gender based violence, and feminist methodology. She has worked and volunteered with various non-governmental organisations working largely on issues of gender and justice.


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