Paro Mishra

Assistant Professor (SSH)
PhD (2017), Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi

Paro received her Ph.D. from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2017. Her core research interests lie at the intersection of Gender and Technology – New Reproductive Technologies (NRTs) and Information/ Digital Technologies, in particular. She has published on intimate migrations, masculinity, aging, care circulation, care work and gendered surveillance. Paro has received several fellowships and grants from the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, University Grants Commission, IIT Delhi and the Indian Council of Social Science Research. She has recently finished a project on sex-selective technologies, male marriage squeeze and cross-cultural intimacies funded by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (2018). Her current research is examining the intersections of ICTs and Aging, particularly examining questions around ‘Smart’ Aging landscape in India. Select publications include special issue co-editorship for Asian Bioethics Review (2021; 13(1)) and in Journals like Anthropology and Aging, The Sociological Review, Economic & Political Weekly, and Society and Culture in South Asia.


Phone: 011-26907570
Office: B-209 (R&D Block)

Research Interests: 
Gender and Technology, NRTs, Digital Technologies, Demographic Anthropology, Intimate Relations, Migration and Transnationalism
Teaching Interests: 
Contemporary Indian Society, Digital Intimacy, Gender Studies, Migration and Transnationalism, STS, Body and Care Work