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Krishna Menon Professor, Gender Studies and Dean, School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi

Krishna Menon is Professor, Gender Studies, and currently the Dean, School of Human Studies at Ambedkar University Delhi. Her areas of interest include political theory, Indian politics, and feminist theory and politics. She has published several books, papers and articles on the above fields. Her publications include ‘On the Question of Free Speech and Censorship’ in The State of Hurt (2016), ‘Justice’ and ‘Sovereignty’ in Political Theory: An Introduction (2008), ‘Human Rights—A Theoretical Foray’ in Applied Ethics and Human Rights (2010), Human Rights, Gender and the Environment (2009) and Gender and Identity: A Case Study of Nurses from Kerala in Delhi (with Sumangala Damodaran, 2008). She has presented papers in international and national seminars. Dr Menon was awarded the Teacher of Distinction award by the Vice Chancellor of the University of  Delhi in 2009. She is the Principal Investigator in a UGC–UKIERI research project with the University of Edinburgh on feminist pedagogy. As a member of a study group, appointed by the Lt Governor of Delhi, she has co-authored a report on women’s safety in public spaces in Delhi (2018).

She is on the editorial board of the International Feminist Journal of Politics. She is a trained Carnatic musician and a Bharatanatyam dancer with a long record of performances. She was the classical dance critic of The Indian Express (New Delhi edition, 1992–1995).