Associate Professor teaching English Literature at Bharati College, University of Delhi. She was Fellow at the prestigious Cluster Innovation Centre which is Delhi University’s flagship centre which runs interdisciplinary programmes (2012-2013). She has been Fellow at the prestigious Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (2010-11). She has also been awarded the Charles Wallace Fellowship to London twice for her Research in 2001 and 2012 respectively. She is also the recipient of the Ambassador for Peace Prize by the United Peace Federation, India Chapter in 2012.
Dr. Sen’s focus has been ‘women’. Her methodology is cross cultural and cuts across boundaries. Her book on Mahasweta Devi: Critical Perspectives (2011) uses interviews along a matrix of gender and class, and analysis that is socio-literary. Her work also includes a significant enquiry into the Naxalbari movement in Eastern India. History, literature, sociology and culture studies come into the scope of her work, and she has demonstrated her ability to link them in the context of women. War, violence and civic disruption have seldom been studied in India from such a viewpoint. She has also worked on the Mau Mau rebels of Kenya which have involved a deep understanding of women in conflict situations. Dr. Sen has interviewed women in conflict zones both in India and Africa. For her book on Conflict situations in Africa she has travelled to Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya.
Dr. Sen is a noted scholar who has been invited to participate in Conferences both nationally and internationally. She has been invited to the Universities of the US, Canada, UK and South Africa to present Papers. She is a member of African Studies Association India and The African Literature Association, USA. She is also a member of the Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies.
Dr. Sen has a Masters in English from Jawaharlal Nehru University, an M.Phil from Delhi University and a Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her Doctoral Thesis is titled “The Black Woman Speaks: A study of Flora Nwapa and Buchi Emecheta.”
She has published extensively on gender, African and Indian Studies and Diaspora Studies. Her current work is on the study of the Indian Diaspora in the city of Durban.