Sushree Panigrahi Senior Fellow at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies (RGICS), New Delhi
has a PhD in Sociology from JNU. Her areas of interest are forced migration, culture, gender, media, education and critical thought. In a career spanning over 16 years, she has worked in reputed research institutes, international non-governmental organizations and think tanks. Early in her career, she worked in International Centre for Peace Studies and National Council of Educational Research and Training. She then moved on to join Action Aid International, working on developing an Asian programme for women, children and sex workers living with HIV/AIDS. At BBC Media Action, she led a multi-state research for a women-empowerment-based radio programme. She has been associated with RGICS as Fellow and Senior Fellow since 2011. She has published articles in national and international journals on gender and media, forced migration and ideology and women. She has also published papers on healthcare, fee hikes in universities, spending on higher education and fake news. She has written numerous policy and issue briefs on matters of contemporary relevance. She has presented papers in national and international seminars and participated in workshops, delivered guest lectures and led research projects.