Prof. (Dr.) Sugandha Nagpal

Assistant Professor

B.A. (Psychology & South Asian Studies) (York University, Toronto Canada);
M.A. (Sociology) (York University, Toronto Canada);
M.A.  (Sociology and Social Anthropology) (Central European University, Budapest Hungary);
Ph.D. (International Development) (University of East Anglia, Norwich UK)

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Prof. (Dr.) Sugandha Nagpal has a Ph.D. in International Development from the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK). Her research work focuses on issues of migration, gender, education, urbanization and development. Her PhD dissertation explores the gendered dynamics of middle class culture in a Dalit community in Punjab. In her previous work, she has investigated questions of land acquisition and development, maternal health and mobile technology and sex-selection in Indo-Canadian communities. More recently, she has forayed into more interdisciplinary and applied research on mobility and resilience in rural communities. One of her current projects focuses on internal migrants’ aspirations for education and employment in Haryana. In the other project, she is working with mental health practitioners, educators and community partners across Kenya, UK and India to develop and implement a family based approach to mental well-being.