Sakshi Shukla

Dr. Sakshi Shukla

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sakshi Shukla, with a diverse academic background, holding a Bachelor’s in Botany, Zoology, and Chemistry and followed by a Master’s in Anthropology. She completed her Ph.D. at the School of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. Her doctoral research delves into the reconstruction of individuals’ inequalities incorporating a postcolonial gender lens into crucial dialogues between intersectionality and mobility studies. Focusing primarily on the Indian IT industry, Sakshi’s work explores multiple connections, highlighting her expertise in Gender Studies, Mobility, Postcolonialism, Intersectionality, and Qualitative Research.

Beginning her academic journey as a Research Fellow and Teaching Assistant at IIT Jodhpur, Dr. Shukla transitioned to become a Research Assistant at GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany. Currently, she serves as an Associate Editor for HSS Editorial Community at Springer Nature and a Reviewer for Humanities and Social Sciences Journal of Springer Nature.

Dr. Sakshi has demonstrated her academic prowess by qualifying for the UGC-National Eligibility Test and securing a Junior Research Fellowship. Her commitment to scholarly excellence is underscored by the International Honorable Mention Award for her Ph.D. Research Proposal, Postcolonial Intersections in Digital India: Navigating Gendered Spaces in Information Technology,” conferred by MAXQDA (Research for Change), Germany. She has further distinguished herself through the receipt of the MAXQDA Project Sponsorship in Germany and the Global Research Scholarship at Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea.

Dr. Sakshi’s research contributions extend to numerous publications in national and international journals and books, covering a wide array of topics such as Gender, Education, Reproductive Health, Intersectionality, and Mobility. Additionally, she has enriched her academic journey by attending UGC-funded, and International faculty development programs in the Digital Humanities space.

Beyond academia, Dr. Shukla has taken on institutional responsibilities, serving as the Membership Director for the ROTARACT Club and co-heading the Graduate Research Colloquium at the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur. Her commitment to community service is evident through volunteer work. As a trained Anthropologist and Ethnographer, she actively engaged in fieldwork experiences throughout her academic journey, enhancing her practical understanding of her field.


  • B.Sc. in Botany, Zoology and Chemistry

    Janki Devi Bajaj Govt. PG College, University of Kota

  • M.Sc. in Anthropology

    University of Rajasthan

  • PhD in Gender Studies, Mobility, Postcolonialism and Intersectionality

    Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur


Total Years of Experience: 6.8 years

Academic Experience:

From 2017 – 2022

  • Teaching Assistant- 5 years

From 2022 – 2023

  • Research Assistant- 8 months

From 2023 – 2024

  • Teaching- 1 year
  • Associate Editor (HSS Editorial Community, Springer Nature)- 4 months
  • Reviewer (Humanities and Social Sciences Comm., Springer Nature)- 10 months

  • Gender Studies; Feminist Studies and Sexuality studies;
  • Mobility and Migration studies;
  • Post-Colonialism; Polyvocality;
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology; Biological Anthropology
  • Ethnography and Qualitative research (Software: MAXQDA, Delve, nVivo)

National Conference Papers

  • Sakshi Shukla and Mayurakshi Chaudhuri (2021) Work from Home for Women: Studying the impact of Covid19 on Women I.T. Professionals in India” The 46th Indian Sociological Society Conference (Virtual) on Constitution, Citizenship and Minority: Mapping Seventy Years of Indian Republic, University of Mumbai. India.
  • Sakshi Shukla and Mayurakshi Chaudhuri (2019) Postcolonial Intersections in Digital India: Navigating Gendered Spaces in Information Technology” The 45th Indian Sociological Society Conference on Environment, Culture and Development – Discourses and Intersections, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
  • Sakshi Shukla and Mayurakshi Chaudhuri (2018) Modernity from the Margins: Gender, Mobility and Information Technology in India” The 44th Indian Sociological Society Conference on Reconstructing Sociological Discourse in India: Perspectives from the Margins, St. Philomena’s College. Mysuru, Karnataka. India

International Conference Papers

  • Sakshi Shukla and Mayurakshi Chaudhuri (2021) Through the Gender Prism: Examining Family and Marriage Dynamics for I.T. Professionals in India” 6th World Congress on Women- 2021 (Virtual), Indian Institute of Science. Bengaluru, Karnataka. India.
  • Sakshi Shukla and Mayurakshi Chaudhuri (2019) Negotiating Gender in InformationTechnology: A Postcolonial Perspective” 5th World Congress on Women-2019, Indian Institute of Science. Bengaluru, Karnataka. India

National Journal Papers

  • Mayurakshi Chaudhuri, Sayantani S. and Sakshi Shukla (2023) Perceptions of (In)Fertility in Rural Rajasthan: An Ethnographic Study. Country Women’s Association of India: Kolkata, India (Golden Jubilee Special Edition).

International Journal Papers

  • Mayurakshi C and Sakshi Shukla (working paper) Ethnographic Maps of Migration: Gender and Journeys in the IT Industry in Bengaluru, India” Mobilities, Migration, and Digital Humanities: Frontiers in Sociology & Frontiers in Human Dynamics.
  • Mayurakshi C, Saurav K. and Sakshi Shukla (Forthcoming) Intersectionalities and Im/​Mobilities in Family and Marriage: A Comparative Study of Germany and India” Sexuality, gender and society. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications: Springer Nature.
  • Sakshi Shukla and Mayurakshi Chaudhuri (2021) Intersectional Im/​Mobilities: gender, family and information technology professionals in digital India” Applied Mobilities, Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group.

Books / Chapter Published

  • Sakshi Shukla (2022) Sarita Devi: A mother’s fight against her community to support her Daughter’s Education” Women Community Leaders and Their Impact as Global Changemakers edited by Prof. Goodman, Rehman and Zirui Yan, IGI Global Publishers: Pennsylvania, USA
  • Sakshi Shukla (2022) Gendered Private-Public Sphere Pursuit in Pandemic: Studying the impact of Covid19 on Women I.T. professionals in Postcolonial India” Covid-19 and Emerging Social Issues edited by Dr. Dey, ABS Books Publication: New Delhi, India.

  • MAXQDA (Research for Change) International Honorable Mention Award for Ph.D. Research Proposal Postcolonial Intersections in Digital India: Navigating Gendered Spaces in Information Technology” (2019)
  • MAXQDA Project Sponsorship for Academic Year July 2019- June 2020 with Pro Student License. (2019)
  • Global Research Scholarship, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea (2017)
  • CBSE-National Eligibility Test for Assistant Professor-Anthropology, University Grant Commission, Government of India, India (2016).
  • Junior Research Fellowship, University Grant Commission, Government of India (2016)
  • Gargi Scholar Award, State Government of Rajasthan, India (2007)

  • Research Committee - Gender Studies, Indian Sociological Society


  • Asian Association of Women’s studies