Deepshi Arya

Academic Tutor & TRIP Fellow

B.A. (Hons.) (Christ University, Bangalore);
M.A.-Public Policy (O.P. Jindal Global University)

Deepshi Arya is a TRIP Fellow and Academic Tutor at O.P Jindal Global University. Previously she worked as a Senior Research Associate at the Tata Institute for Social Sciences, Mumbai. At TISS, she worked on a project to understand perceptions of the poor regarding their marginalisation within society. The fieldwork was done in Gothangaon, a tribal village in Gadchiroli district, in the state of Maharashtra using methods such as asset mapping and photo-voice to capture perceptions of the poor. She studied Master’s in Public Policy from O.P Jindal Global University in India and graduated Suma Cum Laude. 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.  Her principal research interests include Gender, Labour and Urbanisation.