Faculty Department

Khyati Tripathi

Assistant Professor


Khyati Tripathi is a “death” scholar and​ has been working on death studies since 2009. She works from an interdisciplinary perspective based at the intersection of psychology, psychoanalysis, and social anthropology.  ​She ​completed her PhD on the cultural construction of dead bodies through rituals in Hinduism and Judaism​ from the Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, India. She was awarded the Commonwealth Split-site PhD. Scholarship (2016-17) to spend a year of her PhD in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She was awarded Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as well as the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Presently, she is the Review Editor for H-Death (a part of H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences) and ‘ASDS Ambassador for India’ (Association for the Study of Death and Society, UK).