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Lohokare, Madhura



  • Madhura Lohokare is an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Writing Studies at JGU. Her doctoral research is an ethnographic examination of how geographies of urban exclusion produce young men as gendered and caste subjects in the context of Pune city. Madhura has, since then, transitioned into the realm of writing pedagogy, having taught academic writing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Shiv Nadar University and at JGU. She has conducted writing workshops for research scholars across universities in India, including in JNU, IIT Delhi, Jamia Milia Islamia, TISS, Mumbai and Pune University. Since 2019, Madhura has also been involved in intensive training of incoming faculty at JGU in writing pedagogy, mentoring faculty in the methods of workshop which marks the CWS’s pedagogical approach. In her directorial role, Madhura has worked towards institutionalizing structures within the CWS, which will enable the Centre to play a pivotal role in building an ecology of writing support within the university community. Madhura’s current research centers on understanding the place of care in writing pedagogy in the specific context of the Indian college classroom and in exploring the articulations between upper caste self-making and urban modernity in Pune.

research overview

  • Her area of research includes Writing pedagogy, pedagogy of care, urban modernity, caste, urban space, masculinity.

full name

  • Madhura Lohokare

primary email

  • mlohokare[@]jgu[dot]edu[dot]in