As a professor of sociology at NALSAR University of Law, Kalpana Kannabiran has taught sociology and law to undergraduate and post-graduate students of law for 10 years between 1999-2009 – teaching courses in sociology, labour law, criminal law, and a range of seminar courses. At NALSAR, she planned and coordinated a month long lecture series by Justice ZM Yacoob formerly Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa on Labour Law and Constitutional Law in the year 2002. Also during her tenure at NALSAR, she led a major initiative bettween 2004-2006 supported by the Ford Foundation on Criminal Justice and Human Rights – a multi track initiative that featured workshops with judicial officers in the Magistrates and Sessions Courts across the state, the press, community organisers and disability rights advocates. The research and publication arm of this project resulted in the publication by Sage of a volume which she co-edited: Challenging the Rule(s) of law: Colonialism, Criminology and Human Rights in India (2008).
COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Kalpana Kannabiran is currently Professor and Regional Director of Council for Social Development, Southern Regional Centre, Hyderabad, India – an advanced research institute in the social sciences supported by the Indian Council for Social Science Research, the Government of Telangana state and the Reserve Bank of India. Having introduced the doctoral program in social sciences and women’s studies in the institute during her tenure in collaboration with Tata Institute of social sciences, she is currently supervising two doctoral dissertations and seven post-doctoral projects; two doctoral students received their PhD award earlier this year. Within CSD, she has introduced three in-house peer reviewed publications in CSD, for which she shoulders the editorial responsibilities: Hyderabad Social Development Papers [an annual working paper series]; Interdisciplinary Law [an occasional papers series] and Critical Development Studies [an occasional paper series].
- Sujatha Suresh. 2015. Home-based Women Workers in Hyderabad City. Department of Women’s Studies, Mother Theresa Women’s University University, Kodaikanal.
- Bhanumathi Kalluri. 2017. Metaphors of Gender in the Social Organisation of the Khonds in Andhra Pradesh. Council for Social Development, Hyderabad and School of Women’s Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad.
- Rimi Tadu. 2017. Writing Local History of Apatanis: Contesting for the Native ‘s Voices. Council for Social Development, Hyderabad and School of Social Sciences, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
- Lata PM. Feminist Understanding of Politics of Inclusion in the Context of OBC Women’s Status, Role, Participation and Challenges in OBC Movement in Maharashtra through a Case Study. Council for Social Development, Hyderabad and School of Women’s Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. 2018.
- Vaishali Sonavane. A Study on the Condition of Dalit Women Employees in Relation with Cultural Renaissance in Maharashtra. Council for Social Development, Hyderabad and School of Women’s Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. Due for submission in 2018.