Rani Rohini Raman

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Gender-based Violence
  • Violence in the Name of Honour’
  • Public Health
  • Women and Migration
  • Spaces and Gender in Cities
  • Gender in Institutional Spaces
  • City and Sexuality
  • Home-based Patient Care and Migration


Rohini has previously worked as Project Fellow for the project City and Sexuality: A study of youth living and working in Hyderabad at Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies, Telangana for six years. In this project, she explored the areas of gender and migration, missing link of gender-based planning of the cities, institutions and control of sexuality, migrated women and restrictions of their movement. 

At Anveshi, she also worked on the issue of custodial homes and eloped couples, home-based care services and migration patterns among nurses from marginalised sections. 

Her doctoral research work focused on the issue of honour’-based violence in Haryana and Punjab. This work explored honour’ crimes, not only limited to events of elopement, but also the continuum of gender-based violence in the background of changing gender relations and political economy of Haryana and Punjab. 

Rohini will be co-teaching Gender and Development to Master of Arts (MA) students in their third semester. 

She earned MPhil and PhD degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. For her MPhil, she worked on Honour Crimes in India: A Review’. Her PhD thesis was on Violence in the context of choice marriages: A study of Haryana and Punjab.’ 

Rohini has a Masters of Arts (MA) degree in Sociology from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Life Sciences from the University of Delhi.

Rohini likes swimming, travelling and learning and unlearning with her four-year-old daughter.





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