Jillet Sarah Sam

PhD (University of Maryland, College Park)

Assistant Professor, Departement of Humanities and Social Sciences


Research Interest



  • PhD, Sociology, 2008-2014. University of Maryland, College Park (USA)
    PhD thesis title: Place and Caste Identification: Distanciation and Spatial Imaginaries on a caste-based social network. PhD thesis supervisor: George Ritzer
  • M.A., Sociology, 2007. University of Hyderabad.
  • B.A., Economics 2002. Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi.



  • Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Social Problems, Classical Sociological Theory, Sociology of Development.

  • Sam, Jillet. Dec 2012. "Globalization and Layered Spaces: The Case of Hitec City in India." Perspectives on Global Development and Technology. 11(4) 

  • Evaluation of SAME Project in rural schools in Karnataka, in collaboration with Prof Amit Prakash (CITAPP, IIIT Bangalore).

  • September 2014-June 2015: Assistant Professor, Center for Information Technology and Public Policy, International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore.

  • Summer 2011. Research Assistant to Dr Patricia Hill Collins, University of Maryland, College Park. Project Title: "New Politics of the Community".

  • Summer 2010. Associate Managing Editor. Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Globalization.

  • Fall 2008- Fall 2009. Research Assistant to Dr George Ritzer, University of Maryland, College Park.

  • Spring 2008. Field Research, Centre for Study of Indian Diaspora, University of Hyderabad. Project Title: "Familial Bonds of Indians in the United States: A Study of Visiting Parents".

  • 2013- 2014: Mentor. Graduate School International Teaching Fellows program. Centre for Teaching Excellence. University of Maryland College Park.

  •  May – August 2012: Summer Research Fellowship, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland College Park.


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Email: jssam[AT]iitk.ac.in


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