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Mr. Prashant Negi

Assistant Professor

Office Address:
Dr. K.R. Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies,
Jamia Millia Islamia,
Jamia Nagar,
New Delhi-110025

  pnegi@jmi.ac.in, negiprashant@gmail.com   (Primary)  

Prashant Negi is Assistant Professor, Dr. K. R. Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and Managing Trustee, Centre for Development Studies, Shimla. Concurrently, he is also Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Journal of Dalit Studies, Dignity Initiative, Nepal; Founding Member, Himachal Forum (an interdisciplinary, interuniversity-academia and civil society research initiative), Member, Core Coordination Committee India Chapter, Heidelberg Alumni South Asia, India and Editor, Issue Briefs, Dr. K. R. Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies.

A sociologist by training, he specializes on theoretical approaches to social exclusion, development theory, challenges of transformation and change, and topical issues pertaining to marginality, affirmative action and deprivation. He is particularly interested in the psychology of discrimination and exclusion and the pedagogy of oppression and in the construction of social policies.

A recipient of the prestigious Baden Wurttemberg Professorial Fellowship, Heidelberg University, Negi was educated at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and Modern School, New Delhi.

He was previously Joint Director (Administration) and Appellate Authority (RTI), Centre for Open and Distance Learning, Jamia Millia Islamia, Editor and Associate Fellow, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi and Lecturer in Sociology.

He has published extensively on the affirmative action, caste and social exclusion. Some of his select publications include ‘Social Policies and Institutional Arrangements for Minorities and Special Categories in India: An Overview and the Way Forward’ in Gao, J. et. al (eds.) Social Welfare in India and China: A Comparative Perspective, Springer Palgrave Macmillan, 2020; ‘Reservation and Private Sector: Quest for Equal Opportunity and Growth’, with Sukhadeo Thorat and Aryama, Rawat Publications, New Delhi and Jaipur, 2005; ‘Dalits in India: A Search for Common Destiny’ with Sukhadeo Thorat et. al., Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2009 [Reprinted in Marathi as ‘Bharata Mem Dalita: Samanya Lakshya Ki Khoja’, Seja, 2011]; ‘A Tale Begun in Other Days: Understanding Caste as Social Exclusion in India’, Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics, Politische Wissenschaft, Südasieninstitut, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg, Germany, Number 62, May 2011, ISSN 1617-5069; ‘Fragmented Identities Polarized Futures: Conceptualizing Caste as Social Exclusion’, CSSSC-UNICEF Social Inclusion Cell, Occasional Paper Series, Number 03, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India, 2011.  

He has also translated from Hindi ‘Meri Katha:  Dalit Yatna, Sangharsh aur Bhavishya’ by Martin Macwan to English as ‘My Story:  Dalit Atrocities, Struggles and Future’