Academic Programmes

5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)



  • BA (University of Delhi) – 2009
  • MA (Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi) – 2011
  • M.Phil (Pondicherry University, Puducherry) – 2012
  • PhD (Jawaharlal Nehru University) – 2018


Prior to joining NLSIU, Archana taught at the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. She has also worked as a Research Fellow in National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi; and as ICSSR-Post Doctoral Research Fellow (2019-21) at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her research project has been submitted to the ICCSR, Delhi.

Research Interests

Her area of research is Sociology of Caste/ Sociology of Gender/ Sociology of violence/Sociology of Social Movements/ Sociology of Education/ Sociology of Discrimination and Exclusion.


Journal Articles

Media Articles

  • Nitish Kumar’s schemes to empower Mahadalits ’well-intentioned’, but need proper implementation: Study, The Economic Times, Oct 29, 2020.