Dr Sudarshan R Kottai

Dr Sudarshan R Kottai
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Jain (deemed-to-be) University

Sudarshan R Kottai is assistant professor in the department of psychology, Jain (deemed-to-be) University, Bangaluru. He is a RCI licensed clinical psychologist and has worked in the same capacity at Lokopriyo Gopinath Bordoloi Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur, Assam, a tertiary mental health care institution. Sudarshan’s doctoral work, carried out at the Department of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad revolved around everyday narratives and practices of mental health care and chronicity that are constructed by official discourses of state and bio-medicine. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Medical Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Studies on Health and Illness, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics and Economic and Political Weekly. Sudarshan speaks to the following areas of scholarship: psy interventions with marginalised/minority population including guest workers (migrant workers) , mental health in the context of gender, disabilities and sexualities, and intersections in (public) mental health from multidisciplinary perspectives. He follows issues related to public administration that have direct consequences to life in general and human mentation in particular.One of his recent publications deals with the response of mental health systems to guest workers’ crisis during COVID-19 lockdown in India. Travelling, listening to music, reading literature and spending time with his pet dogs and other nonhumans on his farmland are sources of immense contemplations for him.
Research Interest
clinical psychology, psy interventions with minority/marginalised people, sexuality and gender, ethnography, psychology and its publics

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