Shruti Devgan

Affiliation: Sociology
Assistant Professor of Sociology, on leave for the 2024–2025 academic year

Shruti Devgan’s teaching and research focuses on narratives, media, memory, emotions and transnational flows, with an emphasis on South Asia/America/ns. She is currently working on a book project on the digital, intergenerational and diasporic memories of the 1984 anti-Sikh violence. Grounded in theories of social formation of memory, trauma and community, stories, religion and transnational networks, the book explores the evolving narratives of 1984 and the differences within Indian/South Asian Americans. Using the case of the North American Sikh diaspora, the study illustrates how social contexts in which memories are transmitted across generations and affordances of digital technologies, shape the construction and circulation of counter-narratives.  


  • PhD, Sociology, Rutgers University
  • MA, Sociology, Rutgers University
  • MPhil, Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • MA, Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • BA, Sociology, Lady Shriram College, University of Delhi