Dr Hamsa Rajan

Research Interests
Research Disciplines:
  • Sociology
  • Antropology
  • Gender Studies
  • Social Policy
Research Keywords:
  • Violence, Abuse, Gender, Conflict, Femininsm, Household family, oral history, indigenous rights
  • China, Tibet
Research Clusters:


Journal articles


The Ethics of Transnational Feminist Research and Activism: An Argument for a More Comprehensive View. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.



When Wife-Beating is Not Necessarily Abuse: A Feminist and Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Concept of Abuse as Expressed by Tibetan Survivors of Domestic Violence.

Violence Against Women.  Pre-published November 20, 2016


Health Worker Attitudes to Intimate Partner Violence on the Tibetan Plateau: A Qualitative Assessment of Cultural and Material Factors Behind Non-Interventionist Attitudes.

Co-authored: Rajan, H., Kiss, L., Devries, K., and Zimmerman, C.  Global Journal of Health Education and Promotion. 17 (2). 



The Discourse of Tibetan Women’s Empowerment Activists. Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines. No. 33.  




Academic blog posts


Tibetan Women Adapt to Qinghai Modernity.

University of Nottingham China Policy Institute blog.



The Vital Work of Pragna Patel.

University of Oxford St. Hilda's College Feminist Salon blog. (https://sthildasfeministsalon.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/the-vital-work-of-pragna-patel/)




Gender Mainstreaming in Emerging Disease Surveillance and Response: Western Pacific Region.

Co-authored: Rajan, H. and Bhushan, A.


Official background document to the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health. (http://www.who.int/sdhconference/resources/draft_background_paper16_wpacific.pdf)