Dr. Meeta Mehrotra

Associate Professor
Department: Sociology
Office: 203 Trout Hall
Phone: 375-2420



B.A., St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta University; M.S.,& Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Dr. Meeta Mehrotra joined the faculty at Roanoke College as a visiting professor in 1998. She completed a B.A. degree in Political Science from St. Xavier's College, Calcutta and did graduate study at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology at Virginia Tech. Her dissertation examined the intersection of ethnic identity and gender among Asian Indian immigrants.

Dr. Mehrotra's research interests include gender, ethnic identity, international migration and family. Research from her Master's thesis on wife abuse among Indian immigrants was published in the journal Violence Against Women. She is a reviewer for the journals Family Relations and Gender and Society.

Dr. Mehrotra has taught Introduction to Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Sociology of the Family, Sociology of Gender, and Social Stratification at Roanoke College. She developed an upper-level course on Gender and Development for the Sociology Department, an Intensive Learning course on gender in Indian cinema, and has taken students to India during the May term. She brings a comparative global perspective to her courses, and plans to teach courses on women in developing countries and on gender in South Asia.

Dr. Mehrotra is currently serving as the Director of the Intensive Learning Program at Roanoke College.