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Dr Bindhulakshmi P.

Associate Professor , Mumbai campus

Advanced Centre for Women's Studies , School of Development Studies

M.A. (Kannur University), M.Phil. (Hyderabad University), Ph.D. (IIT -B)

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Amsterdam  Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, 2006- 2008

Assistant Professor, Advanced Centre for Women's Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, 2009-2015

Associate Professor, Advanced Centre for  Women's Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Ocotber 2015 onwards

Feminist Disability Studies

Gender, Labour and Migration

Mental Health

1. Pattadath, Bindhulakshmi (2016). Experience as' expert'knowledge: A Critical Understanding of Survivor Research in Mental Health. Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, 23(3), 203-205.

2.Pattadath, Bindhulakshmi (2016). 'Disability, exclusions, and the maintenance of corporealnorms' in Caffe Dissensus, August, 2016

3. Pattadath, Bindhulakshmi (2014). 'Negotiating the Intimate Space: Home and the sense of belonging among migrant women domestic workers' in eSocial Sciences (E Book), June, 2014

4.Pattadath, Bindhulakshmi (2012) The ‘Diagnosed’ Body: Embodied Experiences of Mental Illness in In Indian Anthropologists vol. 42, n0.1 jan-june 2012 pp 39-54

5.Pattadath, Bindhulakshmi and Annelies Moors (2012) Moving between Kerala and Dubai: Women domestic workers, state actors, and the misrecognition of problems’ in Illegal but Licit Transnational flows and Permissive Polities: Ethnographies of Human Mobilities in Asia (Eds. Barak Kalir and Malini Sur), Amsterdam University Press: Amsterdam, 2012

6. Pattadath, Bindhulakshmi (2010) Gender Mobility and State Response: India Domestic workers in the UAE’, in Governance and Labour Migration: India Migration Report 2010 (Ed. S. Irudayarajan), Routledge, New Delhi

7.Pattadath, Bindhulakshmi (2006) When the Diagnosed talk: Ethnographic Narratives on Mental illness', in Bordering Biomedicine (Eds. Peter Twohig and Vera Kalitzkus), Rodopi, Amsterdam, NY. 2006.


Collaborative research project on Status Report on Girl Child in India sponsored by Save the Children, Bal Raksha Bharat, September 2013- June 2014

Research project on 'Aging Body, Gender, Caregiving Patterns and policies sponsored by TISS Research council, November 2013 to August 2015


In MA programme:

1.  Women and Work: History of transformation.

2.  Feminist perspectives on Gender and Health.

3.  Women, History, and Social Change.

4.  Doing Gender


In MPhil Programme:

1. Theorizing feminism

2. Feminist perspectives on Discipline, Methodology, Methods, and Tools

3. Reading, Writing, and Interpreting: texts and Contexts

4. Disability, Body, and Intersectionalities

5. Perspectives on Labour, Migration, and Globalization

Email: bindhulakshmi[at]tiss[dot]edu