Meeta Mehrotra Profile

Dr. Meeta Mehrotra

Associate Professor

Department: Sociology
Office: 203 Trout Hall



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


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.  Her research has been published in the Journal of Family Issues and Violence Against Women. She serves as a reviewer for the journals such as Family Relations and Gender and Society.

Dr. Mehrotra has taught several courses on sex and gender, family, race and ethnicity, social stratification, global sociology and Indian cinema (aka Bollywood).  She took students to India during the Intensive Learning term and has recently developed transnational and comparative courses on family and gender.  She brings a global perspective to her courses, and plans to teach a course on women in South Asia.