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Prof. Puja Raj

Assistant Professor

Alliance School of Liberal Arts

Prof. Puja Raj is a Ph.D. scholar at Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi. Her Ph.D. thesis is on “Women in Counter Cinema: A philosophical Analysis”. She also holds an M.Phil. degree from University of Delhi. She earned her masters from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi and bachelors from Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. She has served as a former Gender Champion for Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi.

Prof. Puja has published research articles in national and international journals. She has presented her research paper in various national and international seminars and conferences. She was one of the core members of organizing team of the first All India Philosophy Graduate Conference (AIPGC). She was also the core team member and representative of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP), Delhi University Chapter in Online Lecture Series cum Certificate Course on Feminist Philosophy.

Prof. Puja has her research interests in the areas of feminist philosophy, gender studies, film studies, feminist film studies, ethics, applied ethics, logic and media ethics.

Papers Presentations

  • Paper presentation on ‘Art or Exposure: His or Hers?’ in the Three-Day National Seminar on Philosophy Goes to the Theatre: Dialectics of Film, Culture and Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Govt. Brennen College, Thalassery, Kerala, 5th-7th December 2016.
  • Paper presentation on ‘Feminist Perspective: A Critical Approach to Gender Representation in Films’ in an event on International Women’s Day, Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, 8th March 2017.
  • Presentation on ‘Gender Differences does not entail Hierarchical order’ in an Event on Gender Inequality, under UGC-Gender Champions’ Program, Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, 6th November 2017.
  • Paper presentation on ‘Voyage of Women- In and Outside the films’ in ICPR Sponsored Special Lectures program on Two Steps forward, One Step Back? Equality and Women in the last 100 years, Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, 16th March 2018.
  • Paper presentation on ‘Envisaged Women Empowerment in Aurobindo’s Philosophy’ in ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar on Rethinking Aurobindo and Indian Culture: 21st Century Perspective, Department of History, DAV (PG) College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, 19th -20th May 2018.
  • Paper presentation on ‘E. Ann Kaplan’s View on Gaze: A Feminist Analysis of Films’ in ICPR Sponsored National Seminar on Women, Gender and Patriarchy: Exploring the Margins, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 15th -17th October 2018.
  • Paper presentation on ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Comparative Analysis of Conceptualization and Practicality’ in National Gandhi Jayanti Seminar 2018 on Gandhian Perspective on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, 30th- 31st October 2018.
  • Paper presentation on ‘Self and Reality: An Upanishadic View’ in International and Interdisciplinary Conference organized by Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies & Academic Exchange, USA on Self, Omniscience and Morality, Jain (Deemed-to-be-University), Bengaluru, India, 4th-5th January 2019.
  • Paper presentation on ‘Social Construction of Gender and Freedom’ in International Conference on Gender and Freedom, organized by Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi in collaboration with Miranda House, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 21st- 22nd February 2020.
  • Paper presentation on ‘Women in Horror Films: A Psychoanalytic Approach by Barbara Creed’ in All India Philosophy Graduate Conference 2020 themed Classical and Contemporary Trends in Philosophy Sponsored by ICPR, organized by Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi in collaboration with Raza Foundation, New Delhi, 2nd- 4th March 2020.
  • Paper Presentation on “Human Solidarity in times of Global Pandemic Crisis: Roles and Initiatives of Media” in an International Conference on “Imperatives of Human Solidarity in Times of Global Pandemic Crisis”, organized by Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, UNESCO Chair for Peace and International Understanding, Banaras Hindu University in collaboration with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, 15th September 2020.
  • Paper presentation on “Understanding Women’s Position in Aurobindo’s Philosophy” in Two-Day International Webinar on “The Philosophy and Practice of Sri Aurobindo”, organized by The Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi in collaboration with Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch, 25th-26th February 2021.

Seminars/Conferences

  • Participated as well as worked as a Volunteer in an ICPR sponsored National Conference on Exploring the Meeting Ground of Moral, Medical and Legal Aspects of Social Dilemmas in Public Interface, organized by Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, October 21st-23rd
  • Seminar Associate in an ICPR sponsored National Seminar on Perspectives in Philosophy of Literature, organized by Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, April 11th-13th
  • Seminar Associate in an ICPR sponsored National Seminar on Contemporary Indian Thinkers, organized by Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, March 13th-15th
  • Rapporteur for Session-V in an ICPR sponsored International Seminar on Relearning to be Human: Justice and Responsibility in Global Times, organized by Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, January 9th-10th
  • Seminar Associate in an ICPR sponsored National Seminar on Women, Gender and Patriarchy; Exploring the Margins, University of Delhi, New Delhi, October 15th-17th
  • Actively Participated in the Interfaith Group at the South-Asia Youth Peace Conference held in Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat, New Delhi, 28th- 30th November 2018.
  • Seminar Associate and Rapporteur for Technical Session-V in a National Seminar on Gandhi and the Contemporary Issues: Old Theory, New Perspective co-organized by Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, Gandhi Bhawan, University of Delhi, Indialogue Foundation, and Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, October 22nd- 23rd 2019.
  • Seminar Associate in All India Philosophy Graduate Conference 2020 themed Classical and Contemporary Trends in Philosophy Sponsored by ICPR, organized by Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi in collaboration with Raza Foundation, New Delhi, 2nd- 4th March 2020.
  • Actively Participated as well as been Core member of Organizing Technical team in the Seven Days Online National Workshop on “An Introduction to Women's Position in Philosophy” organized by the Department of Philosophy, Vasanta College for Women, Rajghat, Varanasi in Collaboration with Gender Champion Committee, Department of Philosophy, Delhi University, New Delhi from 26th September–02nd October, 2020.
  • Seminar Associate as well as Core Member of Organizing Technical team in Two-Day International Webinar on “The Philosophy and Practice of Sri Aurobindo”, organized by The Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi in collaboration with Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch, 25th-26th February 2021 and 29th-30th April 2021.
  • Participated as a Delegate in International Model United Nations (IMUN) Online Conference 46.0, from 27th-28th February 2021.
  • Member of organizing team and Representative of Minority and Philosophy (MAP), University of Delhi Chapter to organize Online Lecture Series cum Certificate Course on Feminist Philosophy with The Philosophy Project in collaboration with Indian Council of Philosophical Research, MAP (Minorities and Philosophy) and Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, for the months of April - June, 2021.

Projects/Acknowledgments

  • Selected and served as ‘Gender Champion’ for Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi during the period of March 2017 to March 2018.
  • Internship in Indialogue Foundation for the batch of 2019 during February 2019 to April 2019.
  • Completed a Short-term Online Course in “Gendering Art” held in June-July, 2020 organized by St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts, Mumbai.
  • Completed 5-weeks Internship as a Campus Ambassador Intern with International Model United Nations from February 2021 to April 2021.