|Previous Research experience|
Social Scientist with the Initiative for Cardiovascular Health Research in Deve
loping Countries (IC Health) New Delhi, a
partnership Program of Global Forum for
Health Research and WHO (NCD Cluster), Geneva (November 2000-February 2004). Was involved as a Qualitative Research Expert working on several projects with a team of medical professionals and public health specialists.
Senior Sociologist in the project on ‘Rural-Urban Migration: Effects on obesity and Diabetes’, supported by the Wellcom Trust and Centre for Chronic Disease Control, Delhi, June –November 2004
Senior Sociologist on the project MYTRI (Mobilizing Youth Against Tobacco Related Initiatives in India) a partnership project of the University of Minnesota funded by the Fogarty international, National Institute of Health, USA and HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination among the Youth, Delhi), November 2003-February 2004). Helped the team of epidemiologists to do qualitative research in the field of behavioral interventions.
Consultant to the UNICEF Sponsored project on ‘Orissa Household Food Security’ Project from August- November 1998. Responsibilities involved developing study modules, training of field workers, supervision of field work and analysis
Consultant to the Project on ‘Local Level Initiatives in the Rehabilitation of Common Property Resources’ from February –May 1998. The World Bank, World Wide Fund for Nature and the Ford Foundation jointly sponsored the project and executed by New Concept, Delhi.
M.N.Srinivas Memorial Prize for the best article in Social Anthropology published in Indian Journals/books, 2006 by the Indian Sociological Society for the article ‘Local Perceptions of Famine: Study of a village in Orissa’ published in EPW, Feb, 2005
Teaching in the department since March 2004
Papers taught at the postgraduate level
1- Industry and Society
2- Population and Society
3- Sociological Theories
Tutored small groups of students covering different courses in sociology both in M.A. Previous and Final years
Am on the Visiting Faculty of the Department of social work, Sambalpur University, Orissa w.e.f. May 2007
Involved in the revision of the M.A. syllabus on Population and Society