Dr. Priyanka Khanna

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. & M.Phil (Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2009-2016);M.A (Medieval History – Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 2009), B.A (History Hons.- Miranda House College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 2007). Certificate Course in Gender Studies (Delhi University, 2008-09)

Research Area

History of Women, Gender, Rajasthan, Medieval/Early Modern History, Global History

Current Research Work

Exploring the status and lives of women who had to live as the concubines of Rajput rulers in early modern Marwar

Professional Experience

Before joining G.D. Goenka spent 1.5 years as Academic Consultant in the Department of History in Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi and prior to that, taught a semester (6 months) in BML Munjal University, Gurgaon Subjects Taught and Co-ordinated: Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the Ancient and Medieval World, Medieval India, World Civilizations

Awards & Honors

Junior Research Fellowship from Indian Council of Historical Research for the year 2013-14


2 research articles in peer reviewed journals (Studies in History and Proceedings of Indian History Congress) and co-authored a chapter in IGNOU’s MA History Coursework on Urbanisation in India Paper Presentations in International Workshops and Conferences- 3 (University of Texas, University of Zurich, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Paper Presentations in National Conferences – 8

Academic Participation

Participated as Subject Expert in the review workshops of Social Sciences in NCERT; Delivered three interactive radio sessions on Gyan Vani (Ignou’s educational FM Channel) on issues of gender, Rajasthan and medieval India