Anjana graduated from Leiden University with an LLM in European and International Human Rights Law in August 2019. She wrote her master’s thesis on the conceptual and legal boundaries of anti-discrimination strategies and compared how these strategies work in the case of Roma communities in Europe and Dalits in India.
Anjana received her BA.LLB (Hons.) from DSNLU, Visakhapatnam. After graduation, she worked as an Associate for 18 months at Varuna Law Associates, Hyderabad. She was actively involved in civil and corporate litigation matters at the High Court of Judicature for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. She has also worked as a Legal trainer for an EU – Advocacy programme studying the alarming growth of female foeticide and sex selection in India. The work on the programme involved conducting forty legal awareness camps for women in remote rural areas and also representing legal issues before different authorities in cases where women required immediate legal assistance. Her research interests are Adivasi rights, violence against Dalits and human rights violations of women, children and marginalized communities. Currently she is assisting Dr. Eduardo S Catalan, Lecturer, Leiden Law School on the retrogressive measures used by various High Courts in the world in relation to right to health (ICESCR). The main aim of this research is to identify the progressive realisation of the right to health and to what measures have countries used to justify the denial of the same right.
Apart from academics, she has a flair for languages, writes poetry and plays the guitar. Anjana believes that academics is a process of learning, unlearning and relearning every day.