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Dr. Anurekha Chari-Wagh

 Anurekha Chari-Wagh

Dr. Anurekha Chari-Wagh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India. She specializes in the areas of gender and development, with special focus on rural development programmes (access to wages and microcredit for women in poverty) and land rights for women. She has published on the above issues in national and international journals and chapters in edited books, and has been teaching sociology since 2001 at various institutions.

She was a research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex and received fellowships from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs to pursue two study programmes on Social Security and Gender and Policy at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague. Dr. Chari-Wagh has visited the University of Uppsala in Sweden and University of Deutso in Spain to teach a seminar course on Contemporary Debates in India, and she visited Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland) to conduct "Classrooms as Multiple Sites of Power: Teaching Sociology to Different and Diverse Student Groups." She was awarded a Short Term Research Fellowship for Academics by Georg-August University (Goettingen, Germany) to pursue research on "Gendering Citizenship: Women’s Movement in Germany" in May and June, 2011, and was awarded the C.V. Raman Post-Doctoral Fellowship UGC for 2014-15, where she worked at the Department of Sociology, University of Connecticut, on "Wages, Credit and Land Rights in Globalizing India."

Dr. Chari-Wagh is also the coordinator of sociology papers: Sociology of India and Sociology of Gender under the University Grants Commission, (UGC) India E Pathshala programme 2012-16 for developing e-content literature in Sociology.