Dr Srila Roy


Dr Srila Roy is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Wits. She has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Warwick after which she lectured in sociology at the University of Nottingham from 2007-12. She uses a postcolonial and transnational feminist lens to research a number of themes including gender and sexuality; cultural memory, violence and trauma; the affective economies of social movements; and the politics of development and neoliberalism, much of which takes as its starting point the contemporary socio-political history of India/South Asia. She has published on these issues in The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Feminist Theory, Feminist Review, Feminist Studies, South Asia Research, Interventions, Sociology and The Sociological Review. In addition, she is the author of Remembering Revolution: Gender, Violence and Subjectivity in India’s Naxalbari Movement (OUP, 2012) and editor of New South Asian Feminisms (Zed, 2012). She serves on the editorial board of The Sociological Review and has held visiting fellowships at the Delhi School of Economics, the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, and the University of Johannesburg.