Anamika Priyadarshini

Dr Anamika Priyadarshini

Visiting Senior Fellow

Anamika Priyadarshini is currently working as the Senior Specialist-Research at the Centre for Catalyzing Change’s Sakshamaa initiative. She did her Masters in International Development from Cornell University and PhD in Global Gender Studies (GGS) from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Her doctoral dissertation intends to retrieve the history of nineteenth century Bihar’s women home-based workers. Anamika has taught undergraduate courses of GGS at SUNY Buffalo and masters courses at the Centre for Development Studies, Central University of South Bihar. She also taught short term courses while working with TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) Patna Centre. Currently, she is teaching as a guest faculty at the Development Management Institute at Patna. Anamika has worked with national and international organizations and academic institutions as a development professional and an academic. She has led several research projects supported by nationally and globally known institutions like Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR), The World Bank, Government of Karnataka, Packard Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). In her researches, Anamika primarily focuses on issues pertaining to gender, development, women workers and migration. In the past ten years, Anamika has led more than 10 research projects, and over 18000 people, representing six Indian states, have participated in her research projects. Anamika has also published articles in reputed journals like eClinical Medicine-The Lancet, Brill, Ideas for India, Economic & Political Weekly, Mainstream and Social Change. She is recipient of some prestigious international awards, including Margaret McNamara Foundation Fellowship, Ford Foundation Fellowship, SUNY’s Doctoral Fellowship and College Fellowship.

Research Areas 

Gender, Pluralism and Social Inclusion, Public Policies, Programs and Schemes, Social Sector