Bio data of the Experts: Social Sciences Winter School 2016

Venkatesh Balasundaram Athreya has made a remarkable contribution to the growth of Department of Economics at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli where he served from 1977 to 2008 when he retired. He has also held faculty positions/Fellowships/Visiting Scholarships in a number of reputed academic institutions in India and abroad. These include the University of Wisconsin and Bucknell University in the USA, Oxford University and the University of Cambridge in UK, Lund University in Sweden, the Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies in Copenhagen, IIT, Chennai, MIDS, Chennai and CDS, Thiruvananthapuram. He has written over a hundred research papers including several research reports and monographs. He has authored/coauthored five books. He has been actively involved in the areas of gender, literacy and development as both planner and social activist. He has won a number of awards and honours, the most recent one being the Distinguished Achievement Award for Political Economy in the 21st Century by the World Association of Political Economy in May 2014. Continue reading Bio data of the Experts: Social Sciences Winter School 2016

Workshop 1: Documenting Processes of Spatial Mobility: Qualitative and Ethnographic Approaches

Workshop 1 : Documenting Processes of Spatial Mobility: Qualitative and Ethnographic Approaches

Coordinators:

  • Dr Rémy Delage : Geographer (Centre for South Asian Studies, CNRS-EHESS, Paris / IFP, Pondicherry)
  • Dr Aurélie Varrel : Geographer (IFP, Pondicherry / Centre for South Asian Studies, CNRS-EHESS, Paris)

Invited Tutors:

  • Dr Tristan Bruslé : Geographer (CSH, New Delhi / Centre for Himalayan Studies, CNRS, Paris)
  • Prof. Mohammed Abdul Kalam : (Dept. of Sociology, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam)

Workshop 2: Using Survey Data to Understand Social and Geographical Mobility

Workshop 2:  Using Survey Data to Understand Social and Geographical Mobility

 Coordinator:

  • Dr Christophe Jalil Nordman – Economist (IRD, DIAL and IFP, Pondicherry)

Invited Tutors:

  • Prof. Aswhini Deshpande – Economist (Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi)
  • Dr Véronique Gille – Economist (IRD, DIAL, France)
  • Prof. Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay – Economist (Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi)

Workshop 3: Social Mobility in its Indian Complexity: Conceptual and Methodological Dynamics

Workshop 3:  Social Mobility in its Indian Complexity: Conceptual and Methodological Dynamics

Coordinator:

  • Dr. Thanuja Mummidi – Anthropologist (Pondicherry University)

Invited Tutors:

  • Prof. Partha N. Mukherjee – Sociologist
  • Prof. D.N. Dhanagare – Sociologist
  • Prof. Venkatesh Athreya – Economist

Programme of Social Sciences Winter School in Pondicherry 2016

The Social Sciences Winter School in Pondicherry has been designed as a programme of intensive and multidisciplinary training workshops addressing theoretical and methodological issues in social sciences research.

Themes : Each edition of the Winter School is based on a cross-cutting theme in the field of social sciences, taken as a guideline throughout the training workshop. For the 2016 Edition, the following theme has been chosen: “Mobility and Social Dynamics”. The specific topics addressed encompass: spatial and social mobility, circulation, international migration, diaspora and the homeland, gender, survey design, data collection and analysis.

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Mobility and Social Dynamics – 2016

Each edition of the Winter School is based on a cross-cutting theme in the field of social sciences, taken as a guideline throughout the training workshop. For the 2016 Edition, the following theme has been chosen: “Mobility and Social Dynamics”.

See the detailed programme in Mobility and Social Dynamics 2016 Continue reading Mobility and Social Dynamics – 2016

Methodological approaches in social sciences