NIAS CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES PROGRAMME
Namitha Kumar

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Namitha Kumar is an Alumni Doctoral scholar with the NIAS Consciousness Studies Programme

Thesis Topic:
A Study of Subjectivity and Selfhood in the Context of Subjects with Physical Disabilities: A Theoretical Approach

Research areas: . Study of psychoemotional disablism, self and personhood and adaptations in people with disabilities in India

Publications
Kumar, Namitha (2014). Corponormativity and marking apart: The body of people with disabilities as a site of social and psychological discrimination and oppression in India. Italian Journal of Disability Studies – Marzo 2014 – Vol. 2, N. 1.

Kumar, Namitha & Menon, Sangeetha. (2014). Adapted Self in the Context of Disability: An Ecological, Embodied Perspectivein Menon, S., Sinha, A., and Sreekantan, BV., (Eds.) (2014) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Consciousness and the Self. Springer. 193-207.

Research areas: . Study of psychoemotional disablism, self and personhood and adaptations in people with disabilities in India

- Forefront of advocacy and policy making for rare diseases in India 5. Alumni brief

- Research Director and co-founder of not-for-profit Centre for Health Ecologies and Technology. Working for rare diseases treatment, care coordination, policy analysis and research. Working with Karnataka State government health and family welfare and biotech secretariat on India's first rare disease policy for the state.

- Head of Advocacy - Thalassemia Society Karnataka Ethics committee - Strand Life Sciences and Dystrophy Annihilation Trust

Links http://www.deccanherald.com/content/547494/clinical-trials-must-curb-rare.html

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/time-for-a-national-policy-on-thalassaemia/article18401885.ece

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2017/may/09/all-pregnant-women-to-be-screened-for-thalassemia-free-of-cost-in-ktaka-1602703.html

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/Draft-policy-on-rare-diseases-seeks-to-make-diagnosis-treatment-accessible/articleshow/51218775.cms

 

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