Social Anthropologist & Associate Professor, Shiv Nadar University
Mekhala Krishnamurthy is a social anthropologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Shiv Nadar University (SNU). Over the last fifteen years, her research, policy and professional engagements have involved work across a range of field sites and subjects, including women's courts and dispute resolution, community health workers and public health systems, agriculture with a focus on agricultural markets, and water, livelihood security and land acquisition. In the process, her work places her at the intersections of and in partnerships between academia, public policy, government, the private sector, and grassroots civil society organisations. Mekhala graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard University, received an M.Phil. in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from University College London. She is a Non-Resident Scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania.