Arunima Gopinath has been teaching since 1993 and has taught different aspects of Modern Indian History and world histories at the undergraduate and post graduate levels. In the last eight years she has been in Women’s Studies. Here she developed the Department and introduced a PhD programme. In addition, she taught courses on Feminist Theory, Women’s Movements, Gender and Visual Culture. Her areas of research include Family and Kinship, Cultural History of Modern Kerala, specifically exploring questions of aesthetics and modernity in art, literature and satire, photography and visuality. More recently she also focusses on questions regarding religious identity formation and faith practices.