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Mangala Subramaniam

Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
Professor, Department of Sociology


765-494-2399

mangala@purdue.edu
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Assistant: Tamara Hoffman

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Mangala Subramaniam, PhD

Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
Professor, Department of Sociology

Professor Subramaniam is a leading scholar in the areas of gender and its intersections with caste and class, social movements, environmental justice, and globalization. Her research is international in scope and her projects focus on gender politics, development, and the state. She examines the contentious nature of the politics of gender, caste, and class issues surrounding rights – the management and control of resources such as seeds and water and access to health care specifically HIV prevention. She has published three gender-related books and teaches courses about gender and social movements around the world. More recently, she has begun studying mid-career women faculty at universities; their satisfaction with recognition and appreciation and climate in universities. Some of this work has emerged from participating and leading the data analysis in the COACHE working groups convened by the Purdue’s Office of the Provost. She continues this work as the 2017 College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Faculty Fellow and as the Director of the Butler Center. Professor Subramaniam has been the director of graduate studies in sociology for the College of Liberal Arts and chair of the college’s Diversity Action Committee. She was a leading member of one of the COACHE working groups convened by the Provost’s Office to analyze data related to the satisfaction associate professors at Purdue. Professor Subramaniam has held elected offices as Treasurer of the Sociologists for Women in Society and Secretary/Treasurer and Council Member of the Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association. She has also served as a member of the Editorial Board of Gender and Society, the premier scholarly sociological journal for gender-related research. Starting June 2018, she will be an Associate Editor of Social Problems, a major journal in sociology. For more details, checkout her website.