Dr Jaya Gajparia
Course Director, Education for Sustainability; Lecturer in Sociology
Telephone:020 7815 8257
School/Division:Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Dr Jaya Gajparia currently teaches a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at London South Bank University. She is also the course director of the Masters programme in Education for Sustainability.
She completed her doctoral research titled “Gender, Poverty and Development in Mumbai: A Study of Policy, Perceptions and Practice” funded by the Institute of Social Science Research (ISSR) in 2015.
Her research interests are on gender, ethnicity, race, poverty, sustainability, social justice, education, postcolonial and third world feminism.
She also has over ten years of experience in voluntary and community sector organisations working on disability, age, gender discrimination and human rights and since 2005, has been actively supporting several grassroots NGOs in India.
She has also been interviewed by the Asian Voice, has featured as part of the national social science campaign 2013-14 and has a review of Feminist and Women's Studies Association (2013).
Dr Jaya Gajparia has been teaching in Higher Education since 2014. Her teaching philosophy is premised on adopting different methods to integrate theory and practice, with the aim to empower her students to understand and apply theoretical frameworks combined with their own experiences for practical application.
At London South Bank, Jaya teaches both taught and distance learning programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She also has teaching experience on study abroad programmes at Ithaca College, London Centre, as course leader on a gender and sociology module.
Dr Jaya Gajparia is currently working with colleagues in Durham and Melborne in establishing the International Network on Public Sexual Harassment.
Dr Jaya Gajparia is a member of the British Sociological Association, the Development Studies Association, and the Feminist and Women's Studies Association.
Dr Jaya Gajparia is actively involved in supporting several Mumbai based NGOs working on gender related issues. She is also an accredited yoga practitioner earning her qualification in 2016.