Dr. Neha Khetrapal

Associate Professor and Assistant Director (CCMH)

B.A. (University of Delhi);
M.A. (University of Allahabad);
Ph.D. (Macquarie University, Australia)

Dr. Neha Khetrapal is an Associate Professor at Jindal Institute of Behvaioural Sciences. Her pre-doctoral work involved periods of study in India and Germany. In 2016, she finished her PhD in linguistics for which she studied grammatical development in children with autism. Thereafter, she worked at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. She began her current postdoctoral position in 2018 at the Central European University (Budapest). Her current work focuses on how preschoolers understand future uncertain events and concepts of ‘possibility’ and ‘probability’.  

She is broadly interested in cultural and linguistic relativity, philosophy of music and cognitive development.

At JGU, she has taught courses on Environmental Psychology and Psychology of Religion & Spirituality.


Journal Publications

  1. Khetrapal, N., & Bhatia, D. (2022) Our brightly‐lit future: Exploring the potential for astrotourism in Khajuraho (India). The Canadian Geographer/Le Géographe canadienhttps://doi.org/10.1111/cag.12742

  2. Khetrapal, N., Pathak, N. (2021). Peace Profile: Maulana Wahiduddin Khan. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 33(2): 319-321. https://doi.org/10.1080/10402659.2021.1998865
  3. Khetrapal, N., Khera, G. (2021) Under the spell of SARS-CoV-2: A closer look at the sociopolitical dynamics. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 4369. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40656-021-00427-1

Grant Awards

  1. Scholarship (750 Swiss France) by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland for ‘Climate, Land and Security’
  2. International Brain Research Organisation/Dana Foundation Brain Awareness (BAW) Grant (1250 USD) for Brain Awareness Week, 2022