Academic Tutor & TRIP Fellow
B.A. (Hons.) (Christ University, Bangalore);
M.A.-Public Policy (O.P. Jindal Global University)
Deepshi Arya is is an Academic Tutor & Teaching & Research for Intellectual Pursuit (TRIP) Fellow at O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU). She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Jindal School of Government and Public Policy. She was awarded a gold medal for academic excellence during the year 2017-19.
Prior to joining JSGP as a TRIP fellow, she worked as a Senior Research Associate at the Tata Institute for Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. At TISS, she worked on a project to understand perceptions of the poor regarding their marginalisation within society. The fieldwork was done in a tribal village using methods such as asset mapping and photo-voice to capture perceptions of the poor.
During masters, as a part of varied research projects related to gender, she co-drafted a policy brief for Udupi fisherwomen, undertook participatory mapping, and conducted social and safety audits with women, adolescent girls in the villages and schools of Haryana (India). For her master’s thesis she studied the impacts of city development and relocation on the livelihoods of women in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
Deepshi principal research interests lie in livelihoods of women, migration and poverty.