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Meghana Rao

Email: [email protected]

Meghana Rao has a M.A. and PhD in Socio-legal Studies from University of Toronto and an M.A. in Communication from University of Hyderabad. She has previously taught in University of Toronto and University of Hyderabad. Her research interests lie at the intersection of law and society studies, anthropology of medicine and gender/sexuality studies. In her doctoral work, she studied regulation of suicide in India, with a specific focus on hijra suicides in Bangalore.

Academic Qualifications
  • PhD Socio-legal studies
  • M.A. Socio-legal studies
  • M.A. Communications and B.A. Communications
Areas of Interest

Law and society studies, Gender/sexuality studies, Sociology of health and medicine.

Areas of Interest

Legal and medical regulation of suicide, mental health care

  • Rao, Meghana (2012) “Administrating Death: role of law, medicine and development in (re)defining suicide in India”. In: Chum A, Forman L (editors). Munk School briefings: comparative program on health and society. Lupina Foundation Working Paper Series.
  • Rao, Meghana (2019) (Forthcoming) “A Life Worth Telling: Love and Suicide in Hijra Lives” in Sexuality, Abjection and Queer Existence in Contemporary India, Edited by Pushpesh Kumar, Routledge, New Delhi

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