Dhishna P


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Professional Experience: 

Total 13 years, and at NITK 11 years

Contact Details


dhishna [at] nitk.edu.in


+91- 824 - 2474000 -3232 (Ext)


Faculty (author) Identifiers
Academic Background

• Ph.D English, (Pondicherry Central University , 2010)
• M Phil English, (Pondicherry Central University, 2005)
• PGDCA ((DDE) Pondicherry Central University, 2006)
• P G English & Comparative Literature, (Pondicherry Central University, 2004)
• B A Functional English ( Malabar Christian College, University of Calicut, 2002)

Areas of Interest

• English & Comparative Literature
• English Language Studies
• Travel Writing and Cultural Studies
• Gender Studies

Supervision of Ph.D

4 completed, 6 ongoing

Significant Publications
  • Kiran Raveendran and Dhishna Pannikot. “Screening the (Trans)Gender Stereotypes: Locating Butlerian ‘Gender Performativity’ in Indian Films.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video. 2023..Scopus indexed. ISSN 10509208.DOI 10.1080/10509208.2023.2275537
  • Supthita Pal and Dhishna Pannikot. “Ecological Crises of the Capitalocene: A Study on Colleen Murphy’s The Breathing Hole.” 3L: Language, Linguistics, Literature. The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies Vol. 29(3). Sept 2023. http://doi.org/10.17576/3L-2023-2903-03 P (27-39)
  • Kiran Raveendran and Dhishna Pannikot. “Queer Desire and Surveillance Optics: Exploring Foucault’s Panoptic Regime in the Indian Biographical Film Aligarh.” Quarterly Review of Film.1 Aug 2023. p1-17. https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/gqrf20.
  • Tanupriya & Dhishna Pannikot. “Cultural Violence, Violent Gendering, and Abjection: Discourses on Sites of Violence the Sites of Violence through Trans Women’s Narratives from India.” Journal of International Women’s studies. Vol. 24 Issue 6, On Violence and Resistance: Narratives of Women in South Asia. Oct 2022.p1-12 https://vc.bridgew.edu /jiws/vol24/iss6/8.
  • Pranamya Bhat & Dhishna Pannikot. “”To Become a Man”: Rewards, Punishments and Masculinities in Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy.” Journal of Positive School Psychology. Vol 6 Issue No. 2. 4456-4462. April 2022. https://journalppw.com/ index.php/jpsp /article/view/2810.
  • Tanupriya & Dhishna Pannikot. “Enactment of Gender and Performing Selves: A Study on Hijra Performativity.” Journal of Language, Literature and Culture. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group. 1-22. 22 April 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/20512856.2021. 1882027
  • Tanupriya & Dhishna Pannikot. “Production of Gender: A Study on Performativity in Female-to-Male Transexuals.” Masculinities and Social Change. Hipatia Press Volume No. 7 Issue No. 3. 255-278. ISSN 2014-3605, 2018. http://hipatiapress.com/ hpjournals/index.php/mcs/article/view/3607

Received The Venus International Foundation award of “Young Woman in Language Studies” for the contribution and achievement in the field of English Language on 4th March 2017 organized by VIF, Centre for Women Empowerment at Chennai, Tamil Nadu India.
Adjudged Rev Father Lawerence Sundharam Gold Medal for the Best Meritorious Ph D Scholar in English, Pondicherry Central University, 2010.


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