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Masters in Development (with specialization in Law and Governance), Azim Premji University, Bangalore;
B. Com, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
Harpreet’s Master’s Dissertation looked at how the complex structures aiding water distribution are instrumental in impeding agency of the disadvantaged sections in procuring safe and sufficient water, constituting structural violence. Here, focus was placed on understanding issues of distributive justice and burdens stemming from governance apathy and regressive water pricing methods. She has an inclination for areas such as ecological and spatial justice and she is inclined to believe that an internship with IIHS will help her better situate issues of exclusion.
At IIHS, she works with the Practice team and is part of the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) project. Under this project, she is especially engaging with research in the rural and peri-urban areas. She believes that being a part of this project will provide a nuanced understanding of the push factors for migration into cities and the right to the city of migrants, a subject that she intends to pursue for higher studies.