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Dr. Monika Banerjee , Research Fellow

Monika joined ISST as a Research Fellow in April 2018. She holds aPhD and MPhil degree from the Zakir Hussain Centre for Educational Studies, JNU, New Delhi. Her doctoral thesis focused upon examining the modalities through which Central Government Policies related to education get translated and transacted at a local contextual level. Prior to joining JNU for pursuing degree in M.Phil. Monika worked for some years in the development sector in India as well as UK. She also worked for a year with the Ministry of Women and Child as a Technical Consultant while pursuing her PhD.

Monika's interest  lies in issues of governance, understanding social policy processes in a comparative framework, visibility of deprived and marginalised groups in existing policies and viability of such policies in bringing change. Currently at ISST, Monika is associated with a Gender Mainstreaming project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which focuses on engendering policy processes and public discourses through events and research