2018 PhD, Social Work, Brown School, Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA
2007 MA, Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
2005 BA, English Literature, Mumbai University
States: Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Cities: Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Port Blair
Languages: English, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Divya Ravindranath’s doctoral work looked at maternal health and child malnutrition in migrant households engaged in construction work. In this ethnographic study, she conducted field work at construction sites in the city of Ahmedabad to study workers’ experiences and perceptions of maternal and child health status, households’ ability to access healthcare and government programs. Her current research work focuses on the intersection of informal labour, gender and urban health. She is particularly interested in studying breastfeeding practices, access to antenatal and postpartum care, occupational health hazards and health inequity among workers undertaking informal work.
On completion of master’s degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Divya worked with several not-for-profit organisations in various parts of urban and rural India. Most of this work has centred around issues of common pool resources, urban infrastructure and livelihoods. Divya has recently been a visiting faculty at CEPT, Ahmedabad where she taught qualitative research methods to masters and doctoral students.