Parul Bhandari completed her PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge. Her thesis was on the marriage practices of the middle class in Delhi. Her current research is on gender and elites. She has held Guest Lectureships at the Indian Insitute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, (July-September 2015) and at the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics (January-May 2015).

At CSH, she primarily conducts research on elite women of New Delhi, whilst she also prepares to publish her PhD on marriages amongst the middle class.


  • –present
    Post-Doc, Center for Social Sciences and Humanities


  • 2014 
    University of Cambridge, UK, PhD
  • 2009 
    University of Cambridge, UK, MPhil
  • 2008 
    Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, MA