Savitribai Phule Pune University
AnaghaTambe, Principle Investigator (PI), Director, Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Women’s Studies Center
She is researching and teaching at the KSPWSC for more than fifteen years. She is engaged in developing teaching of women’s/ gender studies in India and is also researching on the same. Her interest areas are gender, caste, sexuality and social history. Currently she is researching in the area of sexualisation of work place. She has written both in English and Marathi, on the debate on sex work and the Devdasi practice in contemporary Maharashtra.
Swati Dyahadroy, Assistant Professor, KSP Women’s Studies Center
She is researching and teaching at the KSPWSC for more than fifteen years. Her interest areas are gender, development and communalism. Currently she is engaged in a research project on reviewing the field of women’s studies, specifically its teaching across India. She is also working on mapping the transformations in health sector. Her work broadly addresses the issues related to development, gender and rise of Hindutva in India.
Santosh Sabale, Research Coordinator
He has Doctoral degree from the Savitribai Phule Pune University on ‘Safai Labour in Pune: A Study in Social Exclusion’. He was an Erasmus Mundus Fellow at the University of Deusto, Spain during 2009-2010. He has been associated with various government and UGC projects and also taught Sociology at graduate and post-graduate level. His area of interest is related to sociology of caste, social exclusion and inclusive policy, ethnic and racial studies and sociology of globalization.
Vinayak Lashkar, Research Coordinator
He is pursuing doctorate in Sociology at the Savitribai Phule Pune University. He has completed his research work for M. Phil. on ‘Sociological Study of Wadar Community (a de-notified community) in Pune City’. He has been associated with various government projects, UGC projects, NGO support programs and also taught Sociology for Graduate College. His research areas include human rights issues of DNTs, development issues, sociology of caste and tribes, social and cultural anthropology and gender studies.
Snehal Sharma, Research Coordinator
She has completed her MA in Gender, Culture and Development Studies from the Savitribai Phule Pune University. She is Graduate in Journalism and possesses P.G. Diploma in Development Communication. Prior to this, she has a work experience of 4 years in development sector. Her area of interest is gender budgeting, women’s citizenship, and women in movements.
Swati Bhosle, Research Administration Assistant
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Sangeeta Kamat, Principle Investigator (PI), UMASS Amherst
Dr. Kamat has extensive experience in designing and leading education and community outreach programs for South Asian American youth that have honed her skills in collaborative teamwork especially among young college going adults. At present she is working on a book manuscript on higher education in Andhra Pradesh in a changing global context.
Ximena Zuniga, Co-PI, UMASS Amherst
Co-director Dr. Zúñiga is a national leader of diversity education and intergroup dialogue in higher education, University of Massachusetts, USA. Her areas of interest are Social Justice Education; Student Development in Social Justice and Diversity Education; Multicultural Group Processes; Inter-Group Dialogue and Relations in College Campuses; and Action Research.
Sylvia Hurtado, Senior Consultant, UCLA
She is the Director of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA in the Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences. She has published numerous articles and books related to her primary interest in student educational outcomes, campus climates, college impact on student development and diversity in higher education. She has also coordinated several national research projects, including a U.S. Department of Education-sponsored project on how colleges are preparing students to achieve the cognitive, social and democratic skills to participate in a diverse democracy.
Bharat Rathod, Graduate Research Assistant, UMASS Amherst
Bharat Rathod is a second year doctoral candidate in International Education program at University of Massachusetts, Amherst and serving as a research assistant in Obama-Singh project. He has six years of professional experience in NGO sector and two years served as a community leader in development programs in India. As a trained facilitator, Bharat has facilitated conflict transformation and peace building workshops with diverse groups? He is participant at grass root and professional levels. He has been associated with youth mentoring, gender equality, environmental and social justice issues of marginalized communities in India.
Sadaf Rathod, Graduate Research Assistant, UMASS Amherst
Sadaf Rathod is a doctoral student at University of Massachusetts. Her concentration is International Education with a focus on issues of social justice. She developed an interest in the field of education, conflict transformation and social justice after the Gujarat riots of 2002. Sadaf Rathod holds a Master degree in Teaching for Social Justice from Marlboro College Graduate School and a diploma in Conflict Transformation from Henry Martyn Institute. She is a trained facilitator and has conducted conflict transformation and peace building workshops with varied groups. She has also served as a community leader in development programs in India for two years.
Nyudlia Araeva, Project Manager, UMASS Amherst
Nyudlia is a graduate of Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her professional and research interests include women's empowerment, social justice, public health and community health education.
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