Department of Sociology

Ongoing Programs


Sociology Seminar Series


Fortnightly Lectures

The ‘Sociology Seminar Series’ is a series of lectures and discussions organized each semester by the Department of Sociology. The series deals with issues and themes relevant to ongoing debates in sociology in particular and social sciences and humanities more generally. The series is of interest to the larger social science community as well as students and is open to everyone. The lectures and discussions are delivered by distinguished social scientists as well as young scholars embarking on innovative research.


Please Click here for the current Sociology Seminar (Winter Semester) Series 2017


Please click here to access the video archive of previous lectures.

The Present faculty coordinators of the series are Dr. Chudamani Basnet and Dr. Anuj Bhuwania


Cinema and Society


Cinema and Society

Cinema and Society is a film discussion forum, under the aegis of the Department of Sociology, South Asian University. The objective of this forum is to provide students an opportunity to discuss films as young social scientists and to engage with cinematic texts and forms. Usually an invited discussant, who can sometimes be the director of the film, or the coordinator would take the lead in directing and moderating the discussion.


Schedule of Cinema and Society - Winter Semester Program 2019



Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Mallika Shakya

Department of Sociology, South Asian University, Martin Chautari, Kathmandu, and the Central Department of Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, are organizing a one day international workshop on Debating Development in South Asia:Revising Dor Bahadur Bista's Fatalism and Development 25 Years Later" on 29 December 2016 at Martin Chautari, Kathmandu. (Poster)


Department of Sociology, SAU coorganizes an international conference on Buddhist Cultural Pluralism in South Asia: Explorations in Popular-Contemporary Buddhist Imageries , with Royal University of Bhutan and Sherubtse College,Bhutan, on 17-18 March 2017 (Note Attached)


An Oxford Sociologist, from Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka and prolific theater artist Samina Luthfa, is going to be delivering a series of talks and performance at Department of Sociology, South Asian University.Follow the poster-invite for schedule of events. (Poster)


Department of Sociology, South Asian University and Department of Anthropology, University of Dhaka are coorganizing an international conference on Visual South Asia: An Anthropological Exploration in Media and Culture on 10 – 11, MAY, 2017.Kindly refer to the call for papers to submit an abstract.(Call For Papers )


Department of Sociology, Young Scholars' Conference, 20-22 October 2016, Youth Geographies in / of Contemporary South Asia - ( Call For Papers )



International Conference on Marxism and South Asia, 11-12 November 2016 (Call for Papers)


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