Vishal Jadhav has recently joined the Department. He has a teaching and research experience of 18 years. He has been invited as a visiting fellow to Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex in 2003 and 2004 to collaborate on a joint project with Department of Sociology, Savitribai Phule Pune University. He was also invited as a visiting fellow to Department of Sociology, University of Johannesburg in 2008 and 2009 for a project that examined trajectories and challenges related to the issues of citizenship in both South Africa and India. He was also a coordinator for a paper (Classical Sociology) for e-pathshala (under HRD) and also contributed 20 modules for this paper and one for Political Sociology. His doctoral work examines the notion of caste as social capital. His M.Phil dissertation examined the role of elite politics in the state of Maharashtra in the inauguration of a pro-poor legislation called the Employment Guarantee Scheme which has now become the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act. His research interest area covers the field of Development Studies, Political Sociology, Sociology of Caste, Masculinity Studies and Sociology of Knowledge.
Social Justice, Inequalities and democracy in India: Issues and Challenges in ed. Toward a More Just World: Sociology and Social Justice in the 21st Century. Edited by Margaret Abraham. Sage Publications
Organizing rule through an Imagiary of the 'Masculine': a case of the 'martial in Gita Chadda and Joseph MT ed. ‘Re-Imagining Sociology in India: Feminist Perspectives Routledge
The Politics and Bureaucratics of Rural Public Works: Maharashtra's Employment Guaranteed Scheme couthored with Mick Moore in Journal of Development Studies
Elite politics and the Employment Guarantee Scheme in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XLI, No. 50; 5157-5162
Caste as Social capital: A case of Citizenship and Maratha Rule in Maharashtra, India in (eds.) Exclusion, Social capital and Citizenship: Contested Transitions in South Africa and India” by Tina Uys, and Sujata Patel. Orient Blackswan