Sharada Srinivasan

Associate Professor, & Canada Research Chair in Gender, Justice and Development
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Email: 
sharada@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 
519 824 4120 x52497
Office: 
MCKN 602
Education: 
PhD Development Studies, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam

I obtained my PhD in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Prior to joining the University of Guelph, I taught at York University, Toronto, Canada.

Current areas of research include: Young people's pathways into farming in Canada, China, India and Indonesia; and relative contributions of daughters and sons to their elderly parents' well-being. Another emerging area of research is related to engaging men in preventing sexual violence in particular on university campuses.

I am interested in supervising MA/PhD students who would like to work on a topic related to my areas of interest.  Students who are interested in undertaking research in India, about the Indian/ south Asian diaspora or about gender issues in any part of the world are welcome to contact me. Some funding may be available for field research in the above mentioned areas

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Selected Publications

Srinivasan, Sharada and Shuzhuo Li (eds.) (2018) Scarce women and surplus men in China and India: Macro demographics versus local dynamics. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Srinivasan, Sharada (2017) Cross-region migration of brides and gender relations in a daughter deficit context, Migration and Development, 16(1): 123-143

Srinivasan, Sharada (2014) Growing up unwanted: Girls’ experiences of gender discrimination and violence in Tamil Nadu, India, European Journal of Development Research, 26(2): 233-246.

Becoming a young farmer is a four year (2015-20) research project examining young people's pathways into farming in Canada, China, India and Indonesia. The research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada Insight grant. 

Relative contributions of adult daughters and sons to elderly parents' care in India is a two year (2017-19) research project that analyses intergenerational patterns of support for elderly parents in daughter-only families in India.The research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada Insight Development grant. The research team consists of: Sharada Srinivasan (PI); Arjun S. Bedi International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University; Aswini Nanda, Centre for Research on Rural and Industrial Development; S.Irudaya Rajan, Centre for Development Studies. 

October 8th, 2019 
Vikas Swarup on Gandhi and the quest for truth


September 20th, 2019 


September 21st, 2019

October 25, 2018
5:00p.m. - Art Gallery of Guelph
Meet India's High Commissioner to Canada, Mr.Vikas Swarup

Why India Matters


October 23, 3018
4-5:30pm - UC 442
AGRARIAN CRISIS, Farmer suicides and family dynamics in India
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AGRARIAN CRISIS, Farmer suicides and family dynamics in India


October 22, 2018 
7pm Planet Bean, Wyndham St. Guelph
PANEL DISCUSSION
Shifting Ground: Land ownership transfers and the threat to family farms and food in Ontario and India

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 Land ownership transfers and the threat to family farms and food in Ontario and India


October 22, 2018
10am -12pm MCKN 800C
The Retreat of the Rural and Why it is Bad for Us

The Retreat of the Rural and Why it is Bad for Us