Aswathy Raveendran

Aswathy Raveendran

Designation: Reader

Areas of research interest:

  • Science Technology Society and Environment Education 
  • Biological sciences and Society   
  • Feminist Science and Technology Studies
  • Sexuality Education 

About me

My areas of research fall within the area of critical studies of science education which seeks to place STEM (science technology engineering and mathematics) Education within its broader sociopolitical context. I have a PhD in science education from the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education in Science Technology and Society Education. My PhD work explored the higher secondary biology curriculum to understand how ethico-political concerns are reflected in it. More specifically, I examined value laden topics such as reproductive health in the class 12 biology textbooks and also explored how students discuss these topics in classroom discussions. After the completion of my doctoral work (in 2017), I worked for a brief period with the Sama Resource Group for Women and Health in New Delhi where I looked more closely at the new biotechnologies (especially genomics) from a feminist lens. From 2018-2021, I worked at the department of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus where I taught gender studies and science and technology studies. Currently my areas of interest are science technology and society education (with a focus on biological sciences) and gender and science. 

Publications (Journals, Book Chapters):

 Commissioned reports

 Recent Conference presentations

  • Raveendran, A. 2023, August 28- September 1. Herstories as Histories: women scientists’ biographies as windows to understanding the nature and limits of science. ESERA 2023, Cappadocia, Turkey.
  • Raveendran, A. 2023, September 6- September 11. Women scientists biographies: Windows to exploring the nature and limits of science. IAWS 2023, Trivandrum, India


Sulochana R (2024- present) Thesis Supervisor

Charudatta Navare (2022-2023) Thesis Co-Supervisor