Brief Bio

Sourav Mandal is an Associate Professor at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), O.P. Jindal Global University, India. Currently, he sits on the Board of School of Gender and Development Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India, and is the Associate Editor of Jindal Global Law Review.

His writing sits mainly on the junctions of Law and Society; Gender, Sexuality and Governance; Global Queer Movements and Law Reform. He has published in various national and international journals and newspapers. He has previously taught courses on Constitutional Law of India; Human Rights Law in South Asia; Comparative Public Law; Gender, Sexuality and Family Law. At JGLS, he teaches Constitutional Law, and Legal Methods to undergraduate law students and Comparative Public Law to Graduate law students. Additionally, he offers an elective course titled ‘Queering Kinship, Family, Intimate Relationships in Law, Theory and Practice’.

Previously, he was Assistant Professor at the School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore, India where he offered undergraduate courses on Constitutional Law; Human Rights; and Law and Society. Before that, he had worked with the Centre for Women and Law, National Law School of India University on their Human Rights Lawyering Project.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Law from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India for his research over the impact of family jurisprudence on queer lives in India. Formerly, a Felix Scholar, he received Master of Research (M. Res.) in Law and Society from the School of Law, University of Reading, United Kingdom. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, India and Bachelor of Arts and Law (B.A., LL.B.) from Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Queering Family Law: How to use Transnational Law as an Advocacy Toolkit (Fall 2024)