• Jyoti is a visual sociologist working on a diverse range of visuals produced through varied processes and placed in multiple socio-cultural sites and contexts. Her research delved into the conceptualization and production ‘processes’ of visual images (such as paintings, photographs, and communication media) while specifically tracing the ideas of ‘creativity’ and ‘conventionality’. Her M.Phil. focused on the life and work trajectory of an Indian modern artist, Jamini Roy. Presently, she is exploring the human-nature interaction in the shaping of the visual life worlds of selected cultural groups. Before joining the CWS, she taught Sociology at the University of Delhi and worked in the ‘social sector’. In addition to being a researcher and a teacher, she is also a painter, a birder, a gardener, and a nature photographer.

research overview

  • Her area of research includes Art worlds, Visual culture, Human-nature interaction, Communication media, Modern art History, Decolonisation of art and education, Ecological Aesthetics.

education and training

  • Ph.D. in Sociology 2011 - 2018
  • M.Phil. in Sociology, Department of Sociology 2008 - 2010
  • M.A. in Sociology, Department of Sociology 2005 - 2007
  • B.A. in Sociology, Department of Sociology 2002 - 2005

full name

  • Prof. Jyoti

primary email

  • jyoti[@]jgu[dot]edu[dot]in