Manpreet is an interdisciplinary scholar interested in teaching and researching the complex entanglements between the body, law, and technology. He is engaged in thinking through, and illuminating various aspects of law, technology and society using the methodological approaches that informs Science, Technology and Society, and Socio-Legal Studies.

He comes with academic training in Literature, Sociology, Law, and Governance studies. He earned a PhD in Law and Governance from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prior to joining NLSIU, he taught a variety of interdisciplinary courses as Adjunct Faculty in Sociology in the School of Undergraduate Studies, and as Adjunct Faculty in Social Sciences and Humanities in the School of Global Affairs at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD). He is an active member of the Law and Social Sciences Research Network (LASSnet).

My focus area at NLSIU:  I will be using my expertise and skills in creating a dynamic, creative and critical space for interdisciplinary studies of law from a social sciences and humanities perspective. My focus is to develop course content and syllabus, teach online & offline courses, carry out research, and publish in areas related to Law, Technology, and Governance.


  • Dhillon, M., Narain, M., Mishra, P., Kansra, D., Chowdhury, N., & Puneeth, P. (2021). The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019: A Critical Analysis. ILI Law ReviewWinter Issue, 278–301.
  • A (Re)look at the Proposed DNA Regulatory Board, Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), Vol. 56, Issue 3, ISSN no: 0012-9976 (Print), 2349-8846 (Online)
  • Governing DNA paternity testing in India, International Journal of Research in Social Sciences, Vol. 9, Issue 7, ISSN no: 2249-2496
  • Why India needs a Privacy Commissioner