Jyoti Puri

Jyoti Puri

Visiting Professor of Women’s Studies and South Asian Religions 2019–20
WSRP Research Associate 2019–20
Colorado Scholar 2019–20
Jyoti Puri, 2019-20 WSRP Research Associate

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Simmons University

Research project

Migrant Rites: Death, Gender and Religion in the South Asian Diaspora

Highlighting changing funerary practices, this project considers the significance of religion and gender as the bedrock upon which migrants navigate life, death, and the struggle to belong. It focuses on death among Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh communities in North America from the early twentieth century to the present.


Jyoti Puri is Professor of Sociology at Simmons University. She writes and teaches at the crossroads of sociology, sexuality and queer studies, and postcolonial feminist theory. Her most abiding interests relate to issues of sexuality, gender, race, nation, and state from a transnational/postcolonial feminist lens.


HDS 2036: Cultural Politics of Death Rites (Fall 2019)


Death in Transit—Cremation, Spectacle, and Looking Off-Center
September 26, 2019

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