Tezpur University
     Department of Social Work

                         विज्ञानं यज्ञं तनुते
Specialized Knowledge promotes creativity

Rajesh Kalarivayil

Educational Qualifications:

  • Ph D (Science policy) Centre for Studies in Science Policy (CSSP), School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. (Pursuing)
  • M.Phil (Science Policy) Centre for Studies in Science Policy (CSSP), School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2010)
  • M. S. W Department of Social Work, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Eranankulam, Kerala (2007)

Research Interest:

Biomedical Governance, Innovation Studies, Science and Technology in Rural Development.

Work Experience:

  • Assistant Professor (October 2014- present ) Department of Social Work, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam.
  • Senior Research Fellow (October 2013- October 2014) : In the project State Strategies of Governance in Global Biomedical Innovation at the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  • Research Coordinator (June 2007-July 2008) Centre for Socio-Economic and Environmental Studies (CSES), Padivattom, Cochin, Kerala.

Publications:

  • Kalarivayil, Rajesh & Desai, P. N. (2013) “Risk Frames and Representation in the Assisted Reproduction Technologies Bill (2008)”, in Sanjib Pohit and Kavita Mehra (eds.) India: Science and Technology Vol. 2, New Delhi: Foundation Books, Cambridge University Press, pp.245-248.

Papers Presented in Seminars/Workshops and Conferences:

  • Risk Framing in Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Understanding Actor’s Perspectives presented at Rising Powers Programme Consultation meeting, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 19th November 2010, Risk Framing in Assisted Reproductive Technologies was presented at SUPRA Review Workshop, NISTADS, New Delhi Jan 20-21, 2011.
  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Analyzing the Debate in Reproductive and Social Sciences presented at XXXVII All India Sociological Conference at New Delhi, December 2011.
  • Local Bodies and Global Laws: Regulatory Regimes, Technological Risks, and Women’s Health at the International Conference on Feminism and the Law: Revisiting the Past, Rethinking the Present, and Thinking the Way Forward, ILS Law College, Pune, 10th-12th February 2012.
  • Conversing Contraceptives: Exploring Technology within the Women’s Movement in India with Smitha Nair was presented at the International Workshop on Science Technology and Medicine in India 1930-2000: The Problem of Poverty, October 4-5th 2012, at University of Warwick, U.K.
  • Biomedical Innovation in Oncology Research: Trends, Issues and Challenges for Access to the Public, with Prof. Pranav N. Desai was presented at the International workshop on Biomedical Innovation and the Public, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 13-14 March, 2014.