Dr Punam Yadav

Dr Punam Yadav

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Ph.D. (University of Sydney), M. Sc. in Gender and Development Studies (AIT, Thailand), M. Ed. in Mathematics (TU, Nepal), B. Ed. in Mathematics (TU, Nepal), Graduate Certificate in Conflict Transformation Across Culture (SIT, Vermont, USA).


Dr Punam Yadav is a part-time lecturer at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney. She has been associated with the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies since January 2010. Dr Yadav has been teaching both Postgraduate and Undergraduate units of studies at the University of Sydney. She received a prestigious fellowship from the University of Sydney in 2012 called, “The Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship”. She successfully completed her Fellowship in December 2013. She is currently coordinating a Postgraduate Unit called, “Gender, Peace and Justice”.

Dr Yadav comes from the Development field with over a decade long experience working with various development agencies in Nepal, Australia and Thailand including, CARE International, Helvetas-Swiss Association for International Cooperation, Centre for Research on Environment, Health and Population Activities and so on.

See the curriculum vitae for full details on her professional experiences, publications, and research.

Research Interests:

  • Gender and Post-conflict Transformation
    Gender and Social Transformation
    Gender and Development
    Gender and Social Inclusion
    Gender Analysis, Gender Planning and Gender Mainstreaming
    Gender, Peace and Security
    Impacts of Conflict on Women including, sexual violence
    Gender and Peacebuilding
    Gender and Transitional Justice
    Gender and Post-conflict Reconstruction
    Gender and Conflict-induced Internal Displacement
    Women's Reproductive Health and Rights
    Sex-selective Abortion
    Abortion Rights

Awards and Grants

  • Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Sydney (February 2012 - December 2013)
  • Australian Leadership Award (ALA) (18 January 2010 – 30 April 2014)
  • MARPET Scholarship, SIT, Vermont, USA (June 2009 – May 2010)
  • Government of Japan Scholarship (May 9 -15, 2007)
  • Government of Japan Scholarship (August 2005 - May 2007)
  • Government of Japan Scholarship (July 7 – 24, 1997)

Current Teaching

1. PACS6907: Gender, Peace and Justice, Semester 2, 2012 and Semester 2, 2015

Past Teaching

Unit Co-coordinator:
i. PACS6907: Gender, Peace and Justice, Semester 2, 2012 and Semester 1, 2013
ii. PACS6915: Human Rights, Peace and Justice, Semester 1, 2012 and Semester 1, 2013
iii. KOCR 3602: Race, Racism & Indigenous Australia, Semester 1, 2012

Tutor:
i. SCLG 2624 Human Rights and Social Protest, Semester 1, 2014.
ii. SCLG 2623 Sociology of Terror, Sociology and Social Policy, Semester 2, 2011.
iii. KOCR 3602 Race, Racism and Indigenous Australia, the Koori Centre, Semester 1, 2011.

Guest Lectures:
I. Impact of Armed Conflict on Women, PACS6911 Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies, Semester 1 and Semester 2, 2014, University of Sydney.
II. Feminist Critique of Human Rights, PACS6915 Human Rights, Peace and Justice, Semester 2, 2014, University of Sydney.
III. Women’s Human Rights in Post Conflict Society, PACS6915 Human Rights, Peace and Justice, Semester 2, 2014, University of Sydney.
IV. Women and Hinduism, PACS6917 Religion, War and Peace, Semester 2, 2014, University of Sydney.
V. Gender and Transitional Justice, PACS6927 Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding, Semester 2, 2014, University of Sydney.
VI. Feminist Critique of Human Rights, PACS6915 Human Rights, Peace and Justice (Online Unit), Semester 2, 2013 and Semester 2, 2014, University of Sydney.
VII. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women, HRTD6901 Human Right Norms and Mechanism, Semester 1, 3 May 2011 and Semester 2, 5 October 2011, University of Sydney.
VIII. HRTD 6905 Human Right Intensive, University of Sydney, 26 November, 2010. Delivered two guest lectures:
a. Lecture 1 on Women and Armed Conflict;
b. Lecture 2 on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women
IX. Masculinization of War and Feminism of Peace, PACS6907 Gender and the Development of Peace, University of Sydney, 5 September 2010

Guest Speaker:
i. Do women benefit from war? Rotary Club, Lane Cove, Australia, 12 March 2013.
ii. Impacts of armed conflict on women in Nepal, University of Sydney, 8 March 2014.

Student Supervision

Supervisor
Godwin Yidana: Masters dissertation on ‘Patriarchy and Women’s Agency in Peacebuilding in Ghana’.

Publications

Under Review

Article: “White Sari: Transforming Widowhood in Nepal”
Book: “Social Transformation in Post Conflict Nepal: A gender perspective”

Work in Progress

Articles:
1. Women Tempo Drivers in Nepal: Challenging Doxa
2. Changing Gender Roles and Relations among IDPs in Nepal: Rhetoric or Reality?

Book Reviews

Conference Reports

  • Yadav, Punam (2007). “Trafficking in Persons in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) Focusing on the Rules of Shelter for Women and Children”, Gender Technology and Development, Sage Publication, 11 (3).
  • Yadav, Punam (2006). “The 7th International Conference on Gender and Human Rights in Southeast Asia”, Gender Technology and Development, Sage Publication, 10 (3): 395-98.

Academic Conferences and Workshops

  • Yadav. Punam 2015, “Women Tempo Drivers in Nepal: shifting the discourse of womanhood in post conflict Nepal", International Studies Association (ISA)]] 56th Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 18-21, 2015.

    Yadav, Punam 2014, “Social Transformation in Post Conflict Nepal: A gender perspective”, paper read at International Studies Association (ISA) 55th Annual Convention, Toronto, 26 - 29 March 2014.
  • Yadav, Punam 2013. "White Sari: Transforming Widowhood in Nepal", paper presented at POWS Annual Conference, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, 10-12 July 2013.
  • Yadav, Punam 2011. “Inclusion of women in politics: Opportunity or Exposure to violence?”. Paper presented at Gendered Violence conference, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, 23rd - 25th November.
  • Yadav, Punam 2011. “What does Transitional Justice mean to Conflict-induced IDP women and Families of Disappeared People in Post Conflict Nepal?” Paper read at Transitional Justice Workshop, University of Sydney, 25th February.
  • Yadav, Punam 2010. “Armed Conflict and Social Transformation: A Gender Perspective”. Paper read at Women’s Memory Work: Gendered Dilemmas of Social Transformation Conference, University of Limerick, Ireland, 24 - 26 August.
  • Yadav, Punam 2010. “Masculinization of Warfare and Feminization of Peace”. Co authored paper was read at Psychology of Women Conference, UK, 14-16 July.
  • Yadav, Punam 2010. “Changing Gender Roles and Relations among IDP population”. Paper read at International Peace Research Association (IPRA) Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 6 -10 July.
  • Yadav, Punam 2007. “Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Youth in Nepal”. Powerpoint presentation at National Youth Conference on Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights, Kathmandu, Nepal, 21 December.
  • Yadav, Punam 2007. “Gender Dimension of Conflict-affected Internal Displacement in Nepal. Paper read at 4th Asia pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights, Hyderabad, India 29-31October.

Non Refereed Publications

Ph.D. Thesis

Yadav, Punam (2014) Social Transformation in Post Conflict Nepal: A gender perspective.

Masters Thesis

  • Yadav, P. K. (2007). Gender Dimension of Conflict-Induced Internal Displacement in Nepal, unpublished Master’s thesis, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
  • Yadav, P. K. (2001). A Study on Effectiveness of the Primary School Teachers of Siraha District, unpublished Master’s thesis, Central Department of Education, T.U., Kathmandu, Nepal.