Dr Raksha Pande
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 3557
- Marriage, gender and family studies
- Politics of love and emotions
- Masculinities and gender based violence
- Indian modernity and development
- Feminist epistemology and research methods
- Postcolonial India and the Indian diaspora
Public engagement :
School students interested in the sociology of marriage and migration can access my research at:
'How I arranged my own marriage: A British case study', Sociology Review, 26(1) ,18-20.
My research has featured in a news report about arranged marriages in the Finnish Daily, Lansi-Guomi.
I have also collaborated with media and performance artists to translate my research into non-textual formats such as in a project with Grit Hartung - Imagining migration and boundaries and Kirsten Luckins - Taking up Space
My research interests are focused on the interface of social, political and development geographies. At a conceptual level, my interest lies in exploring the intersections between postcolonial and feminist approaches within geography. These theoretical concerns are grounded in empirical research in India and the UK. My past research has concentrated on the study of marriage, migration and gender relations with an empirical focus on arranged marriage practices among the British - Asian population in the UK. Current projects include:
This Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project is aimed at exploring the different ways in which young British-Pakistani women and men understand and explore relationships through the stories they produce and consume.
Young People Nationalism and Postnationalism: Multicultural belonging in hyperdiverse neighbourhoods
This project aims to explore young people's everyday experiences of nationhood and living with diversity in a post-Brexit UK.This project is funded by a grant from the Newcastle Research Excellence Academy.
Urban Masculinity and gender based violence in India
This project is concerned with understanding the different codes of masculinity that govern the relationships between young men and women in urban India. It is funded by a research development grant from Durham University.
Love, marriage and belonging among the Indian diaspora
This project is the culmination of my doctoral research which explores the different contours of love,marriage and belonging among the Indian diaspora in Britain with a specific focus on arranged marriages. A monograph from the completed research is forthcoming in 2018.
The Analogue University
This project is concerned with examining the changing nature of academia. We are a writing collective interested in conceptualizing 'the data university' where individuals both desire and are controlled through the generation of proliferating data streams.
I supervise the following doctoral students:
Irene Arputharaj is studying acid attack survivor-victims in India.
Stefan Rzedzian is exploring the 'rights of nature' in Ecuador.
Alessandro Boussalam is studying the emotional geographies of gay Muslims in Belgium.
Quan Gao is researching the geographies of post-secularism in Shenzhen.
GEO2103 Globalisation, Culture and Development (Convenor)
GEO1010 Interconnected World
GEO2111 Doing Geographical Research: Theory and Practice
Personal Tutor: Geography and Planning Students
GEO8016 Philosophies in Human geography(Convenor)
I also convene a two day NEDTC sponsored research training workshop for PhD students titled 'Doing International Fieldwork'
- Chambers C, Phillips R, Nafhesa A, Hopkins P, Pande R. 'Sexual misery' or 'happy British Muslims'?: Contemporary depictions of Muslim sexuality. Ethnicities 2018, epub ahead of print.
- Morrish L, with the, Analogue University Writing Collective. Academic identities in the managed university: Neoliberalism and resistance at Newcastle University, UK. Australian Universities' Review 2017, 59(2), 23-35.
- The Analogue University, Pande R, Pugh J. Control, resistance and 'the data university': towards a third wave critique. Antipode 2017.
- Pande R. Marriage migration in Asia: emerging minorities at the frontiers of nation states by SK Ishii [Book review]. Gender, Place and Culture 2017, 24(2), 301-302.
- Pande R. Strategic Essentialism. In: Richardson D; Castree N; Goodchild, MF; Kobayashi A; Liu W, ed. International Encyclopedia of Geography. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.
- Pande R. Becoming Modern: British-Indian discourses of arranged marriages. Social and Cultural Geography 2016, 17(3), 380-400.
- Meer N, Nayak A, Pande R. Special Section Introduction: The Matter of Race. Sociological Research Online 2015, 20(3), 13.
- Pande R. Geographies of Marriage and Migration: Arranged Marriages and South Asians in Britain. Geography Compass 2014, 8(2), 75-86.
- Pande R. 'I arranged my own marriage': arranged marriages and post-colonial feminism. Gender, Place and Culture 2014, 22(2), 172-187.
- Painter J, Pande R, Macleod G, Matthews P, Hastings A, Durose C, Bovaird T. Response to the Scottish Governments Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill . 2013.
- Pande R, Jeffrey A, Megoran N, Young RG. Connecting lectures to current affairs: the “letters to newspapers” assignment. Journal of Geography in Higher Education 2013, 37(2), 220-229.
- Williams AJ, Jeffrey A, McConnell F, Megoran N, Askins K, Gill N, Nash C, Pande R. Interventions in teaching political geography: reflections on practice. Political Geography 2013, 34, 24-34.
- Layrad A, Painter P, Pande R, Ramsden H, Fyfe H. Localism, Narrative and myth. AHRC report http://dro.dur.ac.uk/11998/, 2013.
- Painter J, Pande R. Reframing citizen relationships with the public sector in a time of austerity: Community empowerment in Scotland and England. AHRC report, 2012.
- Painter J, Macleod G, Orton A, Dominelli L, Pande R. Connecting Localism to Community Empowerment. Systematic Review and critical synthesis for the AHRC 2011.
- Pande R, Hartung G. Crossing Boundaries: Barriers Danced. 2010. Newcastle upon TYne: ‘Interventions: six collaborative projects between social scientists and designers’ , The Ex-Libris gallery.
- Pande R. Review of Gender and family among transnational professionals, edited by Ann Coles and Anne-Marie Fechter, New York and Oxford, Routledge, 2008. Gender, Place and Culture 2009, 16(1), 114-115.
- Pande R. Imagining hybrid identities. The Geographical Journal 2007, 173(4), 393-394.