Amman Madan

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Education and Social Stratification
  • Social Theory
  • Identity Politics


Amman’s research interests are currently in education as a way to deal with social stratification and identity politics and in social theory. Amman did his MSc in Anthropology with Divyadarshi Kapoor from Punjab University, Chandigarh and then did his MPhil and PhD with Avijit Pathak at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems at JNU. He worked for a while at the Academic Staff College at JNU, after which he was a full-timer with Eklavya at Hoshangabad, MP from 2000 to 2003. Amman taught a semester at the HBCSE and then joined the department of Humanities and Social Science at the IIT Kanpur, where he regularly received commendations for excellence in teaching. He has been at the University since December 2010.

Amman has been guest faculty at TISS and JNU. He is associated with several NGOs including Eklavya and Digantar. He has been on committees of the NCERT and various state education boards. He also a member of the Education Dialogue Trust. He tries to find ways of combining rigorous scholarship with activism and social engagement.

Publications and Writings

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