Carmel Christy Kattithara Joseph


Carmel Christy Kattithara Joseph is assistant professor of Journalism at Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi. She is interested in research questions that explore the interconnected workings of caste, gender/sexuality, media, urban space and religion in India. Her first monograph titled ‘Sexuality and Public Space in India: Reading the Visible’ was published by Routledge, UK in March 2017. Carmel holds a PhD from University of Hyderabad and has also been a Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Santa Cruz. Currently, she is working on her second monograph about urban space-making and religion in India’s Southwest littoral at the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden. She will continue this work at Le Collège d’études mondiales/Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (CEM-FMSH), Paris.

Research project

  • A City by the Sea: Spatial Segregation and Religion in Cochin. IIAS, 2018-2019
  • Janu and Saleena Narrating Life: Spaces and Subjects. Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of California, Santa Cruz, 2015-2016
  • Displacement and Religion in the Southwest Littoral. CEM-FMSH, 2019


  • K.J., Christy, Carmel. (2019): Janu and Saleena Narrating Life: Subjects and Spaces. In Dalit Text: Politics and Aesthetics Reimagined, Judith Misrahi Barak, K. Satyanarayana, Nicole Thiara, eds. London. Routledge. pp 105- 120.
  • K.J., Christy, Carmel. (2017). Sexuality and Public Space in India: Reading the Visible. London. Routledge.
  • Christy, Carmel & Thirumal, P. (2018): Why Indian Universities are Spaces where Savarnas get Affection and Dalitbahujans Experience Distance. In Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. 53, Issue No: 5.
  • K.J., Christy, Carmel. (2015): The Politics of Sexuality and Caste: Looking through Kerala’s Public Space. In ‘Kerala Modernity: Ideas, Practices and Processes in Transition’, Satheese Chandra Bose and Shiju Sam Varughese, eds. Hyderabad. Orient BlackSwan. pp 126-145.
  • K.J., Christy, Carmel. (2016): Narrating City: Tales from the Mainland, Islands and Backwaters. In Creative Forum: Journal of Creative and Literary Writings, Vol. 29, No. 1-2. pp 34-42.
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25 September 2019