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Dr. Madhumita Pandey PhD, MSc, BA(Hons), FHEA

Lecturer in Criminology


Summary

Madhumita joined Sheffield Hallam University in June 2018 as a Lecturer in Criminology. Prior to this, she was working as an Associate Lecturer in Criminology at Anglia Ruskin University. Her doctoral research explored gender socialization and perceptions of culpability in the narratives of convicted violent offenders from Delhi prison. This groundbreaking research was one of the first studies of its kind in India to examine perspectives of convicted rapists and garnered much attention internationally. She is currently engaged in teaching, research and scholarly publications in the field of Criminology.

PhD Criminology – Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom

MSc Clinical Psychology – Bangor University, Wales, United Kingdom

BA(Hons) Psychology – University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

PGCertHE – Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University (ongoing)

Teaching

Department Of Law and Criminology

Madhumita is teaching on undergraduate modules within the Department of Law and Criminology.

Research

Madhumita’s broad area of interest is qualitative research on violence against women. Further specialisms lie in sexual violence and sexual offending. She is currently involved in Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice’s project on gender-based violence with a focus on trafficking, modern slavery and human rights in India. For more information on this project, please visit the IMPROVING ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR WOMEN & GIRLS IN INDIA blog.

Publications

Conference papers

Pandey, M. (2020). Gauravi: A Case Study of India’s First One Stop Centre for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence. In International Conference on Victim Assistance, O.P. Jindal Global University, India, (pp. 7). Centre for Victimology and Psychological Studies

Pandey, M., Lundrigan, S., & Moore, C. (2019). Inmate” versus “Offender”: Exploring Post-conviction Narratives of Rapists from Delhi Prison. In Criminology in the New Era: Confronting Injustice and Inequalities, San Francisco, USA, 13 November 2019 - 16 November 2019 (pp. 233). American Society of Criminology

Pandey, M. (2017). Understanding Gender Socialization: Interviews with Convicted Prisoners from New Delhi. In British Society of Criminology Conference, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 4 July 2017 - 7 July 2017 (pp. 23). British Society of Criminology: https://www.britsoccrim.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/bsc2017-full-programme.pdf

Pandey, M. (2016). Sex Slavery in India: Exploring Narratives of Trafficked Women through the Victimological Paradigm. In World Congress of Criminology, Haryana, India, 2016 - 2016 (pp. 10). International Society of Criminology

Pandey, M., Lundrigan, S., & Moore, C. (2016). Excuses, Justifications and Blame in the Offence Narratives of Convicted Rapists in India. In Annual Conference of American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, USA, 16 November 2016 - 19 November 2016. American Society of Criminology: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/asc/asc16/index.php?cmd=Online+Program+View+Paper&selected_paper_id=1142917&PHPSESSID=7cd7smlokbulp39er6isn12iql

Pandey, M. (2016). Understanding Masculinity Ideology in Convicted Rapists. In International Symposium on Education, Psychology and Society, Kyoto, Japan, 29 March 2016 - 2016. Higher Education Forum

Reports

Pandey, M. (2021). Submissions to the UN SRVAW Thematic Report on Rape as a grave and systematic Human Rights Violation and Gender-based Violence Against Women. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Women/SR/RapeReport/Others/163-india.pdf

Pandey, M. (2021). Executive Report: An Examination of the One Stop Centre – Gauravi in Bhopal. Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/helena-kennedy-centre-international-justice/research-and-projects/all-projects/research-report-bhopal

Pandey, M., Grace, J., Magill, S., Tatton, S., Chaggar, A., & Lester, A. (2021). Home Office Call for Evidence on Violence Against Women and Girls - Recommendations from the Helena Kennedy Centre. Helena Kennedy Centre ffor International Justice. https://www.shu.ac.uk/helena-kennedy-centre-international-justice/research-and-projects/all-projects/vawg-home-office-submission

Pandey, M., & Cius De-Hoog, F. (2019). Recommendations to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes and Consequences. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Women/SR/Celebrating25Years/SheffieldHallamUniversity.pdf

Other activities

Madhumita worked as a consultant psychologist on the highly acclaimed BBC documentary ‘India’s Daughter’, based on the brutal 2012 Delhi gang rape case. She also writes articles on a wide range of pressing psychological and criminology issues for The Sunday Guardian newspaper (in print and online).

Madhumita has also given various guest lectures. She was invited to the Indian National Police Academy in Hyderabad to deliver a session on her research with convicted rapists to senior police officers as a part of a 5-day special training on crimes against women (2018).

She delivered a guest lecture on the lack of research on sex offenders in India to the Department of Anthropology at University of Delhi (2017). She presented a session on sex trafficking in India to the post-graduate students of MA Organized Crime at Anglia Ruskin University (2015). She was invited to conduct a two-day seminar on “Internet Addiction: A new emerging clinical disorder? At Vignan International School and University Hyderabad, India (2015).

Media

Madhumita’s article for The Conversation garnered over 197,000 reads and was republished by Yahoo UK news, The Wire, International Business Times, Business Standard, World News, The Quartz and CNN News 18. This can be found at https://theconversation.com/i-interviewed-convicted-rapists-in-new-delhi-and-then-found-one-of-their-young-victims-66942
Madhumita was invited by France24 international news channel to discuss her research on their show called 51percent, which is a programme about women who are reshaping the world. 

Watch her interview at http://www.france24.com/en/20171103-51percent-france-paid-parental-leave-petition-india-rape-australia-women-farmers

Madhumita has been frequently invited to talk about her research on the radio with the BBC World Service, BBC Asia Network, KCBS San Francisco and WNYC Radio- New York.

Madhumita’s work has been widely published by international media. Her various interviews and research coverage can be found below–

The Independent - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-rapist-blames-five-year-old-victim-sexual-violence-study-madhumita-pandey-research-interviews-a7881826.html

The Times - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/years-of-misogyny-and-religious-hatred-fuel-sexual-violence-india-modi-asifa-bano-95m6jmxph

The Independent - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-rapist-blames-five-year-old-victim-sexual-violence-study-madhumita-pandey-research-interviews-a7881826.html

The Washington Post - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/09/11/a-woman-interviewed-100-convicted-rapists-in-india-this-is-what-she-learned/?utm_term=.219af25c3227

The New York Times: http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2017/09/13/woman-who-interviewed-more-than-100-rapists-in-india-says-she-identified-a-common-link/

National Public Radio – Official Blog - https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/12/16/570827107/in-interviews-with-122-rapists-student-pursues-not-so-simple-question-why

The New York Post - http://nypost.com/2017/09/13/woman-interviews-100-rapists-finds-almost-no-remorse/

The Chicago Tribune- http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-india-rape-20170912-story.html

Herald Sun - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/what-this-woman-found-after-interviewing-100-rapists/news-story/b7b8f5288ebc9b30b183235a0feea092

Australian News (NEWS.com.AU) - http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/what-this-woman-found-after-interviewing-100-rapists/news-story/b7b8f5288ebc9b30b183235a0feea092

Toronto Star - https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/09/12/a-woman-interviewed-100-convicted-rapists-in-india-this-is-what-she-learned.html

South China Post - http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2110815/monsters-or-men-woman-who-interviewed-100-rapists-india

Sri Lanka Guardian - https://www.slguardian.org/india-questions-over-justice/

Bustle: https://www.bustle.com/p/who-is-madhumita-pandey-the-research-student-interviewed-over-100-convicted-rapists-in-india-heres-what-she-learned-2335827

Courrier Magazine Japan: https://courrier.jp/news/archives/97611/

Slate Magazine France: http://www.slate.fr/story/151247/etudiante-interroge-cent-violeurs

UOL Brazil: https://estilo.uol.com.br/noticias/redacao/2017/09/29/nao-sao-monstros-diz-indiana-que-entrevistou-100-estupradores.htm

AZMINE Brazil: http://azmina.com.br/2018/04/a-pesquisadora-indiana-que-entrevistou-100-estupradores/

EXAME Magazine, Brazil: https://exame.abril.com.br/mundo/para-entender-os-estupros-na-india-ela-foi-a-fonte-os-estupradores/

De Morgan (Flemmish Newspaper, Belgium) https://www.demorgen.be/buitenland/in-india-waar-elke-20-minuten-een-vrouw-wordt-verkracht-raken-vrouwen-geinspireerd-door-metoo-bdacdcdc/

De Volkskrant (Dutch Daily Newspaper) https://www.volkskrant.nl/buitenland/in-india-waar-elke-twintig-minuten-een-vrouw-wordt-verkracht-raken-vrouwen-ook-geinspireerd-door-metoo~a4535470/

OPZIJ (Dutch feminist monthly magazine) https://www.opzij.nl/2017/09/14/vrouw-interview-veroordeelde-verkrachters-india/

NDTV: http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/she-interviewed-100-convicted-rapists-in-india-this-is-what-she-learned-1749063

The Hindustan Times: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ordinary-men-not-monsters-says-woman-who-interviewed-more-than-100-rape-convicts/story-3JrnhECpN1aLOoNLvCPEhM.html

Times Now: http://www.timesnownews.com/mirrornow/news/in-focus/woman-interviews-100-rapists-over-3-years-this-is-what-she-took-away-from-the-experience/51998

Zee News: http://zeenews.india.com/hindi/india/madhumita-pandey-took-interview-of-100-rapists-and-that-change-her-view-for-them/341351

First Post: http://www.firstpost.com/living/rape-and-the-rapist-why-indian-academics-are-studying-offenders-perspectives-4052225.html

Homegrown: https://homegrown.co.in/article/802787/why-do-men-rape-an-indian-womans-interview-with-100-convicts

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