Departments(s)Honors, Professional Studies, Sociology & Criminal Justice
Title(s)Associate Professor of Sociology, Director Professional Studies
Degree(s)BA, Delhi University MA, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Dr. Mathur is a US based sociologist with wide-ranging experience in gender issues, rehabilitation, development and voluntary work. Besides teaching in various institutions in India and the US she has worked as a Consultant to the World Bank at its Mission to the United Nations in New York, and she represented UNESCO in the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. She is the New York representative for the New Delhi based Institute of Social Studies Trust, an NGO with Consultative Status at the United Nations. In India she has been part of the Zonal Cultural Centers' endeavor to document, preserve and present the myriad cultural traditions of the country. She has worked as a Sociologist in the Rehabilitation Cell of the Narmada Valley Development Authority in Madhya Pradesh and in her role as President of the Mahila Samiti in the tribal district of Shahdhol MP, she took the initiative to start a counseling center, organize programs for adult literacy, vocational training and explore micro-credit opportunities for both urban and rural women. She has continued her work with women in the U.S. _ first as the Domestic Violence Program Coordinator and later Board Member of SAKHI for South Asian Women, a not for profit organization in New York where she continues to volunteer her time for advocacy and outreach efforts. Dr. Mathur served as the President of the New York State Sociological Association for the year 2007. She is an Associate Member of the ïStanding Panel on Social Equity in Governance, formed by the Washington based National Academy of Public Administration. She was elected to serve a three year term as a Professional Member on the Board of the US National Collegiate Honors Council that numbers more than 1200 colleges and universities amongst its members.