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Ms. Nancy Yadav

Assistant Professor

Ms. Nancy Yadav is currently working as Assistant Professor in English at School of Liberal Education, Galgotias University. She submitted her PhD thesis, “Being Remo: Analysing Bonda (PVTGs) Identity in Ethnography and Fiction at Dr B R Ambedkar University Delhi.” She was part of the Teaching Feminism Transforming Lives, a joint project under UGC-UKRI between Dr B R Ambedkar University Delhi and University of Edinburgh. She is interested in the forms of narrative, tribal women, and women’s writing.

The central focus of her research is on English literature, particularly postcolonial studies. She holds a B.A(Hons) and M.A degree in English Literature from The English and Foreign Languages University, M.Phil. in English from the University of Delhi under Prof. Anil Kumar Aneja (HOD, Department of the English University of Delhi).

During her doctoral research, she was involved in two pilot field works in Malkangiri Odisha, and UGC-UKRI sponsored project Feminist Taleem. She also received an offer to visit Indiana University Bloomington, USA, under AUD research exchange program. At the Folklore department at Indiana University Bloomington, she was mentored by Prof. Pravina Shukla. During the exchange programme, I learned and established close ties with the Folklore department Indiana University Bloomington, a host institution for American Folklore Society AFS.

She has attended national and international conferences. Some of the notable conferences were at Edinburgh University Scotland and Leiden University Netherlands. She also have published research papers in the UGC care list journal and books.


  • Submitted: PhD Women’s and Gender Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi.
  • Phil. English Literature, Department of English, University of Delhi.
  • Advance certificate in ‘Gender Studies’ and certificate course in ‘Gender &Society’ at Women’s Studies & Development Centre, University of Delhi.
  • A. English Literature, The English and Foreign languages University, Hyderabad.
  • A (Hons.) English Literature, The English and Foreign languages University, Hyderabad.

Award & Recognition

Key Note Speaker: The Body: To Be Named online workshop (July2-3,2021)


Workshops Conference Paper Presentations

International Workshop: Feminist Taleem: Teaching Feminisms Transforming Lives

  • Paper Presented: “Engaging with Feminisms, Literature and Ethnography: Reflections across Disciplines.” IInd TFTL Workshop, University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland. [19-23Feb, 2018]
  • National Workshop: Egalitarianism, Hierarchy and Global Intellectual Labour beyond the West, A workshop organised jointly by the National Institute of Advanced Studies and the University of Bergen. [18-20 September 2018.]

Conference Paper Presentations

  • Yadav Nancy,Ramji Yadav, “Modus Operandi of S.V.:Three Rules.” 2nd International Conference on Modern Research in Education,Teaching and Learning ICMETL,Paris,France. November 20-22, 2020.
  • Yadav, Nancy. “ Construction of Indigeneity in Elwin’s Folk-Songs of Chhattisgarh” Two-Day International Conference on Oral Culture in the Tribes of Chhattisgarh and First Nations of Canada. Sponsored by L’Institute Indo- Canadien Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. 28-29 Feb. 2020.
  • Yadav, Nancy. “Remo’s Quest for Identity: A Study of Bonda, Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group.” Panel: Voices of Indigenous peoples. ICAS 11 Leiden International Institute for Asian Studies, GIS Asie, and Leiden University. Leiden Netherlands.19 July 2019.
  • Yadav, Nancy. “Three Generic Rules to English Syntax.” 6th International Conference: ‘Moving Margins: Studies in Language, Translation, Communication and Social Sciences’ Amity School of Languages, Amity University, Lucknow Campus, 21-22 February 2019.
  • Yadav, Nancy and Ramji Yadav, “Calendrical Hamlet: Re-Dedication of Temple in Poland.” ESRA annual congress on Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: An Atomising Text and Stage. European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA) the University of Gdansk.Poland.20th-30th July 2017.
  • Yadav, Nancy. “Remo” Folklore and Myths: Understanding Bonda Identity”. 5th International Endangered and Lesser-known Languages Conference. Central University Jharkhand, Ranchi. 24-26 February 2017
  • Yadav, Nancy. “Vulnerable Subjects: Analysing Dimensions of Feminist Ethnography in Pratibha Ray’s The Primal Land”1st International Literary Conference: The Cultures of New India. Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University. Lucknow. 17th-18th February 2017.
  • Yadav, Nancy .“IMG English Elementary English For Village Students”. AINET International Teachers Conference, Nagpur 14-15 September 2017.

National Conferences

  • Yadav, Nancy. “Remo’ Folk, Oral, Indigenous, Popular Cultures.” UGC sponsored National Seminar on Popular Culture, Literature and Other Art Forms: Today and Beyond, organised by Department of English, Indira Kala Sangit Vishwvidyalaya, Khairagarh, C.G. on 18- 19 January 2019.
  • Yadav, Nancy. “Ethnography and Philosophy: A noetic representation of Tribal subjects” “Philosophy of Sustainability: Revisiting the Tribal Life and Culture in North East India”. NEHU, Shillong, 28-29 September 2016.
  • Yadav, Nancy, “Development Boon or Curse? BDA and Bonda Indigenous Women of Malkangiri, Odisha.” National Seminar on Violence Against Women in India: Issues, Prospects and Challenges. Digboi Mahilavidalaya, Digboi.28th -29 June 2017.

Area of Interest

  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Ethnography
  • Gender Studies
  • Feminist Theories
  • Women’s writing in English
  • Folklore
  • Indian English Literature

Book Chapters

  • Yadav, Nancy and Shailly Singh, “Feminist Research and Reflexivity” Doing Feminisms in the Academy, Radhika Govinda,Fiona Mackay,Krishna Menon,and Rukmini Sen. University of Chicago Press. Distributed by Zubaan books Delhi. Released in 2020.
  • Yadav Nancy, “Semiotics of Cultural Signs in Toni Morrison’s Beloved: Representing experience and Fundamental Behaviors in Formation of Culture and History.” Literature and society: Challenges and Prospects. Edited by P Prayer Elmo Raj, Author press. New Delhi.2016 ISBN-13: 9789352074211, 2016.
  • Yadav, Nancy. “Women Writing Today: Emergence of African Women Writers from Fiend Reminiscence of Slavery” Commonwealth Literature: In the 21st Century, edited by R.K Dhawan. Prestige Book International,2014. ISBN-978-93-82186-28-1
  • Academic Project: Feminist Taleem: Teaching Feminisms Transforming Lives UGC-UKRI, UK-India Education and Research Initiative [2017-2019]

Web:       Twitter: @TFTLproject

Peer reviewed Journals

  • Yadav, Nancy. “Construction of Bonda Identity: Manifestation of Ramkatha within indigenous Bonda myths” Lokaratna Vol XI(I), Part-I,2018.

 ISSN:23476427. UGC Journal Number: 47781.

  • Yadav Nancy, “Myths of Sita’s curse against indigenous Bondo women,” Literary Discourses: A Peer-reviewed International Research Journal of Literature and Art, Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalaya Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh, India.2018.

ISSN: 09762035.

  • Yadav, Nancy, “Divakaruni’s The Palace of Illusions, Muse India: The literary ejournal. July-Aug 2015.

ISSN: 0975-1815.

  • Yadav, Nancy. “Sita strikes back into Patriarchal construct,” Jodhpur Literary studies in English, Department of English Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur Rajasthan Vol. XII.2014,

ISSN No- 0970-843X