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Dr. K V Cybil
Associate Professor
Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT (BHU)
Area of Interest: 
Sociology and Social Anthropology in India, Ethnography of Performance, Post-colonialism and the Inter-disciplinary Dialogues on Caste and Literature in Inda

Research Articles 
2019 History, Hierarchy and Ritual : Critical Comments on a Goddess Cult in Susan Visvanathan (ed) Art, Politics, Symbols and Religion, Om Publications, New Delhi.

2019 Introduction, Social Justice: Interdisciplinary Inquiries from India (editor Cybil K .V), London, Routledge.

2019 Victim(s), Parasites and Creative Evolution : Narayana Guru and Anthropology of Vision, Social Justice: Interdisciplinary Inquiries from India (editor Cybil.K.V), London, Routledge.

2018 Cinema and the Political : Deleuze and the Desire of Documentation in the Third World, Deleuze and Guattari Studies, Volume 12, Issue 1  ISSN: 2398-9777

2018 Interdisciplinarity and the Crises of Eurocentrism, The JMC Review, An Inter disciplinary Social Science Journal of Criticism, Practice and Theory, Vol. II, pp.38-53.  
Revolution: Social or Political? Perspectives of Naxalism and Satyashodak Marxism Compared’. Indian Journal of
Political Science Vol.72, No. 3, July-September, 2011. ISSN 0019-5510

‘Haunting and the Republic: Spectrology of a Custodial Death’, Journal of Polity and Society, Vol.4, Issue1,
January-June,2012, pp.7-27. ISSN 0976-0210

‘Dalit Humanism, Literature and Technologies of Deification’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XLVIII, No.51,
December 21, 2013, pp.60-67. ISSN 0012-9976

Politics of Caste, Communist Affect and the Dalit Movement in Mumbai, Journal of Polity and Society,
Vol.4, Issue 2, July 2011-December, 2012. ISSN 0976-0210

Problematic of Indian Untouchability and the Caste System : A Critical Review of Dalit and pre-Dalit Marathi Thought
on Social Reform, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Occasional Paper, New Series, 49, 2014. ISBN 978-93-

Anthropology of Possession and the Case of a Non-Brahminical Deity, Social Orbit, Vol.01, No.01,159-177, 2015.
ISSN 2395-77189

2016 Secularism and Annihilation of Caste : Hamid Dalwai and Politics of Muslim Reform in Zaheer Ali (ed) Secularism
Under Siege: Revisiting the Indian Secular State, New Delhi, Aakar Books, p. 358-71. ISBN 978-93-5002-416-4.


‘Defining Untocuhabiltiy in Relation to the Body’ Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XLIV NO 51, pp.82-83,
December 19, 2009. ISSN 0012-9976

‘A Dalit Reason for Character’, Economic and Political Weekly, No.41, Vol.XLVIII, Oct.12,2013. ISSN 0012-9976
Homage to a Critic of Marxist Positivist History, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XLIX,No.25, June 21,
2014, ISSN 0012-9976

Problems in the Study of Man and the Shifting Borders of Caste’ Indian Journal of Social Work, 73(1), 133–
142, January 2012 ISSN 00195634

Untouchability in Kudalmanikyam Temple ? Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 50, Issue No.36, 05 Sep,
2015. ISSN 2349-8846

Matriarchy Revisited, Economic and Political Weekly, No.14, Vol.LI, April 2, 2016, p.93-94. ISSN 00195634
Book Reviews

“Warriors and their Art”, p.34, The Book Review, Volume xxxiii Number 4, April 2009 ISSN
The Making of the Dalit Public in North India : Uttar Pradesh, 1950- Present, Contributions to Indian Sociology,
Volume 46, No.3, 413-15, October 2012.


Jivitam maranam atijivanam(A review of Pedro Almedovar’s ‘All About My Mother’ in Malayalam) in Kottaka, 2007,

Sardar Goplakrihsnante maranam oru atikurippu in Uttarakalam
e-Journal, Kottayam, Kerala based on my Ph.D thesis in January, 2012.


From Ritual to Republic : Death as a Democratic Discourse, Saarbrucken, Lambert Academic Publishers, 2013.

Social Justice: Interdisciplinary Inquiries from India (editor), London, Routledge.


Co-edited with Dr.Shaji Varkey Journal of Polity and Society, Vol.4, Issue 2, July 2011-
December, 2012 ISSN 0976-0210

27th August, 2019, Name of Conference Humanistic Studies Symposium ( on Skype) with Prof Lawrence Cohen, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Title : Who is the Aam Aadmi? Notes on Gender and Embodiment of Aadhar, Venue:  LT 1, Annie Besant Lecture Theater, IIT BHU, Varanasi. 

16-17, November, 2011 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Problems in the Study of Man and the
Shifting Borders of Caste VENUE Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi,
PAPER Anthropology, Humanism and Politics of Untouchability

11-12 December, 2012 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Social Justice as a Question of Empirical
Sciences, VENUE Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teenmurti, New Delhi, PAPER Justice of
Ignorance : Knowledge, exclusion and Centrality of Victim


Date 21-23, December, 2005 NAME OF CONFERENCE (International) Boundaries of Bodies, States and
Societies, CONVENOR SSRC, New York VENUE Raichak, West Bengal, PAPER Visualizing Death as

Date 25-27 February, 2009 NAME OF CONFERENCE (International) ‘Location’ in the 21st
Century CONVENOR Prof. Satish Deshpande, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi, PAPER Disciplining location,
Dis/locating Discipline(s): Problems and Possibilities in Indian Sociology and Anthropology (co-presenter Mr.Tila

Date 28-29, January 2011 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Vth Anti- Caste Conference CONVENOR
Prof.Umesh Bagade, Chatrapati Sahu Maharaj Chair & Tarabhai Shinde Centre for Women’s Studies,
University of Aurangabad, Maharashtra PAPER From Organizing Tradition to Ethnoscoiology and Archaeology:
Mapping a Genealogy of the Chicago School

Date 3, March 2011 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Reflections on Naxalism CONVENOR Dr.
Rabindra Ray, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi PAPER Revolution: Social or Political?
Satyashodak Marxism and Naxalism Compared

Date 1-2, February 2012 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Comparative Religion : Retrospect and
Prospect CONVENOR, Prof.Amiya Prosad Sen, Centre for the Study of Comparative Religion and
Civilizations, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi PAPER History, Hierarchy and Ritual : Critical Comments on a
Goddess Cult

Date 27-28, November 2013 NAME OF CONFERENCE (International) South Asian Politics, Society and
Economy CONVENOR Dr.Antony Dawson D’silva, Panampilly Memorial Government College, Chalakudy,
Kerala PAPER Caste and Politics in South Asia

Date 16-18, January 2014 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Martyred in History – Men and Causes
CONVENOR Dr. Suresh Jnaneswaran, Department of History, University of Kerala PAPER Spectrology of a
Martyrdom : Haunting and the Republic

Date 24-26, February 2014 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Human Rights: Perspective on
Marginalized Sectors CONVENOR Mr.Jipson Mecheril, Department of Political Science, St.Mary’s College,
Sulthan Bathery, Kerala PAPER Dalit Movement in Mumbai : Case of Campaign for Human Rights

Date 4-5, December 2014 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Re-ordering Keralam : Debating Neo-trends in
Environmental and Social History CONVENOR Dr. M.M.Khan, Department of History, Government College for
Women, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala PAPER Religious Revolt and Political Society: A Critique of Contemporary

Date 18-20, December 2014 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Secularism Under Siege : Re-visiting Indian
Secular State CONVENOR Prof. Zaheer Ali, Centre for Promotion of Democracy and Secularism & Rajiv
Gandhi Centre for Contemporary Studies, University of Mumbai PAPER Secularism and Annihilation of Caste

Date 14-15, March 2015 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Dalits and Politics of Representation CONVENOR
Prof. Surendra Jondhale, Dr.Ambedkar Centre for Social Justice, University of Mumbai PAPER Courts and
Castes: Law and the Dilemmas of Representation

Date 5-7, June 2015 NAMEOF CONFERENCE (International) Deleuze Studies in Asia, CONVENOR Dr. George
Varghese, Manipal centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University, PAPER Deleuze, Democracy
and Representation

Date 1-2, March 2016 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Democracy, Development and Social Justice :
Understanding Contemporary India, CONVENOR Department of Political Science, Panampilly Memorial
Government College, Chalakudy, PAPER Social in Justice

Date 24,25&26 February, 2016 NAME OF CONFERENCE (National) Western Ghats: Environment and People,
CONVENOR Department of Political Science, St Mary’s College, Sultan Bathery, PAPER Problems in Paradigms
of Ecology and Preservation

School of Social Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala (May2004-2006-Guest Lecturer).

Sree Kerala Varma College, Trichur, Calicut University, Kerala (August 2006- December, 2006- Guest Lecturer).

Department of Sociology, University of Delhi (January 2007- 2012- Research Associate).

Department of Sociology, Hindu College, University of Delhi (January-April,2012- Guest Lecturer).

Department of Political Science, Christ College, University of Calicut, Kerala (November, 2013- August 2016,
Assistant Professor)

School of Undergraduate Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi, New Delhi (August 2016-November 2018, Assistant Professor)

Post Doctoral Fellowship of the Social Science Research Council, New York at the CSSS Calcutta (2005
September- December) for a project on ‘Boundaries of Bodies, States and Societies’.

ICSSR General Fellowship in Sociology at the Centre for Study of Social Systems, JNU, New Delhi, 2012-14

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (New Delhi) Junior Fellowship for 2013-15.

M.A.(1995) Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi. 
M.Phil (1997) Centre for Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi.
Ph.D (2003) Centre for Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi
M. A (2017) Sociology, IGNOU, New Delhi.