Meghana Rao

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Sociology of Medicine
  • Sociology of Law


Meghana has a Master’s and PhD in sociolegal studies from the University of Toronto and a Master’s in communication from the University of Hyderabad, and has taught in these universities. 

Her research interests lie at the intersection of law and society studies, anthropology of medicine, gender and sexuality studies and affect theory. 

In her doctoral work, she studied the regulation of suicide in India, with a specific focus on hijra suicides in Bangalore.

Her current research focuses on the discourses of care in contemporary India. In addition, she is studying the socio-politics contexts of elder care industry and associated care workers in Bangalore.