Department of Sociology (AWARDED UGC-SAP DRS-I, 2016)
Identity politics and school education; Gender politics; Language ideologies
BA, Sociology (Hons), Banaras Hindu University, 2001
MA, Sociology, Banaras Hindu University, 2003
PhD, IIT Kanpur, 2011
Goswami, N. 2017. Legitimising standard languages. Sage
Articles published in Journals
Bhuyan, N. and Goswami, N. 2021. Of Sankardeva, Sanskrit and Saraswati: The interplay of the regional and the national symbols in a school in Assam. Contemporary Education Dialogue. Vol 19 (1). 16-36.
Goswami, N. 2021. Mother-Work and School Culture: Parenting Strategies in Banaras. Explorations. Vol 5 (2). 29-47.
Goswami, N. 2015. Costs, Security and Discipline: Gendering the debate on school choice in India. Indian Journal of Gender and Society. Vol 22 (2) pp. 243-264.
Pappu, R. and Goswami, N. 2015. The common sense about gender in education. Indian Journal of Gender and Society. Vol 22 (2) pp. 159-169.
Goswami, N. 2021. ‘Assamese and its ‘others’: Making of a school language in a multilingual society’ In Kedilezo Kikhi, Amiya Kr Das and Piyashi Dutta (Eds.) Indigeneity, Citizenship and the State: Perspectives from India's Northeast NewDelhi: Akaar
Goswami, N. 2020. “Contextualising Educational Attainment in Assam: Reflecting on ‘gender Gap’ In Atul Bora, Ashok Pankaj and Antora Bora (Eds) Social Sector Development in North East India. New Delhi: Routledge
Goswami, N. “Classification Process of Languages in Schools.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Ed. George Noblit. New York: Oxford University Press doi:10.1093/ acrefore/9780190264093.013.ORE_EDU-00380.R1
Goswami, N and Gargi Gayan. 2018. “Sociologising research on education: A critical appraisal of research”. In J. P. Saikia and P.P Borah (Eds.) Sociology of Northeast India. Guwahati: DVS
Goswami, N. and S Das. 2014. “Community Rights and Women in Khasi Society” in Sangeeta Borthakur Tamuli (ed.) Women Empowerment in Northeast India, Guwahati: Eastern Publishers
Goswami, N. 2011. “Multiple identities and educational choices: Reflections on students from Ansari community in Banaras”, In Jairath, V. (Eds.) Frontiers of Embedded Muslim Communities in India, pp 174-195. New Delhi: Routledge
Goswami, N. 2015. reviewed Das, C R (eds.) “Adventures in education: Vistas and variations” Daanish Books Sociological Bulletin 64 (3), pp. 401-403
Goswami, N. 2014. reviewed Sleeter et al (eds.) “School Education, Pluralism and Marginality” Orient Blackswan Sociological Bulletin 63 (1) pp. 150-152
Goswami, N. 2010. Reviewed Schooling the National Imagination by Shalini Advani, Contemporary Education Dialogue, Vol. 7: 2, pp. 266
‘Ours is a semi-English medium school’: Schooling aspirations and a neighbourhood school in Banaras. Education and the Urban in India. Working Paper Series 4. Max Weber Stftung. London
“Qualitative Research Methods” for the Course DGD 103 Research Methodology for the Programme PG Diploma in Governance and Development, CODL Tezpur University. 2012.
“Research Ethics” for the Course DGD 103 Research Methodology for the Programme PG Diploma in Governance and Development, CODL Tezpur University. 2012