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Soma Chaudhuri, PhD

Assistant Professor

2008 PhD, Vanderbilt University
2005 MA, Vanderbilt University
2000 MA, Jawaharlal Nehru University (India)
1998 BA, Presidency College (India)



Dr. Soma Chaudhuri’s research focuses violence, social movements, gender and witch hunts. Her most recent publication is her book titled, Witches, Tea Plantations and Lives of Migrant laborers in India.

Chaudhuri is currently working on a project that explores how grassroots women leaders trained through various empowerment models, strategize individually and collectively against domestic violence in their communities. The research location for the project is in the city of Ahmedabad, and rural areas in the district of Kutchch and Patan, in Gujarat, India.


‘No Shaming This Slut’: Strategic Frame Adaptation and North American SlutWalk Campaigns

Year: 2015 Authors: Maginot, K. B. & Chaudhuri S. Journal: Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change vol. 38

Rape Protests in India and the Birth of a New Repertoire

Year: 2015 Authors: Chaudhuri, S., & Fitzgerald, S. Journal: Social Movement Studies

Marriage Migration, Patriarchal Bargains and Wife Abuse: A Study of South Asian Women

Year: 2014 Authors: Chaudhuri, S., Morash, M., & Yingling, J. Journal: Violence Against Women

Witches, Tea Plantations, and Lives of Migrant Laborers in India: Tempest in a Teapot

Year: 2013 Authors: Chaudhuri, Soma Publisher: Lexington Books, A division of Rowman and Littlefield Publishers