2013 MA, Sociology of Law, University of Basque Country, Spain
2010 MA, Sociology, Delhi University
2006 BA, Journalism, University of Mumbai
States: Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra
Cities: Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai
Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Presently, at IIHS, Kinjal is managing the study on auto-construction and incremental cities located in Savda Ghevra resettlement colony in New Delhi. She has a Master’s degree in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University and a Master’s degree in Sociology of Law from University of Basque Country, Spain.
Before joining IIHS, she was associated with Lokniti, programme for comparative democracy at CSDS and Centre for Equity Studies (CES). She has also engaged with peoples’ movements in Mumbai, Gujarat and Rajasthan. She has worked on issues of housing and labour in cities and on issues of income security and safety nets in general. In addition, Kinjal has engaged closely with issues of methods in social science. Her research aims to intensively engage with theoretical paradigms while pursuing interventionist methodologies that are able to inform policy in a bottom-up manner.
In past, she has contributed articles to Himal South Asian, The Wire and IndiaSpend.