Apala Vatsa
ASSISTANT Professor | Humanities

Ms. Apala Vatsa has a background in Humanities with a special research interest in Feminism, the Rights’ Discourse and Political Theory. Over her training in post-graduation and M.Phil. she has been exposed to a diversity of scholars and academicians from the world over that have helped expand her knowledge base. She utilizes knowledge and training gained thereby to facilitate student understanding, provide them with the required academic resources and respond to their queries and concerns effectively.

Progressive and trained social science professional with a year and half of experience in educational institutes and industry. She has submitted her M.Phil. Dissertation on ‘Multiculturalism and Citizenship in Post 7/7 Britain.’ Her work has implications for any society that is grappling with diversity in overly securitised societies. She is currently working on her doctoral topic ‘Politics of the Death Penalty Discourse in Independent India’.


  • PhD (Pursuing) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  • M Phil. in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2015.
  • Post Graduate in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2013.
  • Bachelor of Arts from Lady Sri Ram College (Delhi University), 2011.



She has been associated with some prestigious educational institutes and industry as a learner, educator, and mentor. She has also been a teaching Associate in Political Science to graduate and post graduate students while working for some reputed colleges and NGOs, for teaching underprivileged kids.

Professional Achievements

  1. Book Author:Vatsa, Apala. “Multiculturalism and Terrorism: Understanding the British-Muslim Question.” Glimmer Publications, February 19, 2018.
  2. Vatsa, Apala. “Women in a multicultural diaspora: dilemmas of gender and culture.” Diaspora Studies 9.1 (2016): 64-75.
  3. Vatsa, Apala. “MHRD-UGC ePG Pathshala-English on Second Wave Feminism.”
  4. Published a paper “Understanding Power Within Islam: Does Iqbal’ Khudi provide a suitable Beacon?’ with IIIAC.
  5. • Upcoming chapter on “Love Jihad” in Rujuta Chincholkar-Mandelia and Moiyattu Banya’s book titled, Gender and World Societies, due Spring 2022.
  6. Publication underway for a paper on “Muslim Indignity: Making a case for Muslim Dignity”, with Jamia Milia Islamia ISBN Journal.
  7. Published a paper on ‘Do Income Levels Affect the Scope of Justice in India: An examination of the Death penalty discourse’ with Lex Jura journal.

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