Dr. Gita Chadha is a feminist sociologist. She teaches Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai. Gita’s central work is in the domain of science criticism. She has contributed to building the field of feminist science studies in India. She has worked on reimagining sociology from feminist perspectives. Gita’ s interests also lie in visual cultures, cultural studies, pedagogy, social theory and questions of methods. Gita has designed innovative pedagogic initiatives for integrating science and social science teaching. She believes that genuine Interdisciplinarity is possible only with a firm grounding in disciplines. Gita believes that the classroom is a site for cultural transmission and transgression.
Dr. K. Sridhar is a theoretical particle physicist and works at the Azim Premji University in Bangalore. He has published several papers in physics and has also published a book, Particle Physics of Brane Worlds and Extra Dimensions. He has edited a volume on Integrated Science Education, Breaking the Silo: Integrated Science Education in India. Sridhar is also a writer of literary fiction, has published a work of fiction called Twice Written and has recently completed his second novel, provisionally entitled Ajita. He has also published several essays in the area of philosophy and he regularly writes reviews of art shows.
Chayanika Shah is a feminist and queer rights activist, who has been involved with the women’s movements in India for many years. She is an optimist activist at heart, a physicist by training and a teacher by choice. She has campaigned, researched, taught and written on politics of population control, communalism, feminist studies of science, and sexuality. She is the co-author of No Outlaws in Gender Galaxy (Zubaan Publications) and editor of Space, Segregation, Discrimination (Yoda Press).
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