Dr. Pradeep Kumar Parida

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology

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Dr. Pradeep Kumar Parida is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry. He has been in the field of academics for the last 20 years and more. Parida has a keen interest in Sociology of Development and Sociology of Disasters, importantly in the social dimensions of environmental risks and hazards, has published extensively on the topic including, disaster context and causation, human dimensions of environmental hazards, community response to disaster, the political economy of disaster and, disaster and development etc. His book ‘Women and Natural Disaster: the Gendered Perspective’ is quite popular in the field of Disaster and Development research. He has successfully guided more than dozen of MPhil and Ph.D. scholars. He has also completed several projects.


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Notable Publications

Parida, P.K. (2015) “The Social Construction of Gendered Vulnerability to Tsunami Disaster: The Case of Coastal Sri Lanka”, Journal of Social and Economic Development, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 200-222 (Springer Publications).

Parida, P.K. (2015) “Natural Disaster and Women’s Mental Health”, Social Change, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 256-275 (Sage Publications).

Parida, P.K. (2014) ‘We are Living with Daily Disasters’: A Study of Mental Health Consequences of Cyclone ‘Thane’, Sociological Bulletin, Vol. 63, No. 1, pp. 77-94 (Sage Publications).

Parida, P.K. (2010) “Understanding Evacuation Behaviour in a Disaster Society: The Case of Coastal Orissa”, Sociological Bulletin, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 179 -198 (Sage Publications).

Parida. P.K. (2008) “Super Cyclone Affected Coastal Orissa: A Social Vulnerability Approach”, Review of Development and Change, Vol. XIII, No. 2, pp. 159 – 180 (Sage Publications).

Awards & Achievements​

Awarded Doctoral Fellowship of ICSSR for D. Phil. under Ministry of Human Resources and Development on January, 2000 at G. B. Pant Social Science Institute Jhunsi, Allahabad – 211019.

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