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M.A. in Social Work, M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication, M.Phil. in Social Work, Ph.D. (IIT Madras)
Josephine Anthony is currently, an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Equity and Justice for Children and Families. Her field of practice and research include Vulnerable and Marginalized Children, Researching with Children and other Vulnerable Populations, and Technology and Society. She primarily focuses on the issues of adolescent children for research and practice. Currently, she is leading 2 field action projects, namely, ROOTS (Rehabilitation Oriented Opportunities Towards Social reintegration) of Children in Childcare Institutions, and 'Rehabilitation of Adolescents in CCIs through Skilling and Vocational Education' in Hyderabad, Government of Telangana. Josephine has led several research projects including Educational Status of Children during Post-tsunami in Tamil Nadu, Coping Patterns of Persons with Disabilities during tsunami in Tamil Nadu, Educational Status of Children of Construction Labourers in Pune, Educational Status of Migrant Children in Pune and Delhi, Status of Women and Children among Scheduled Tribes in Rajasthan and Childcare Institutions in Hyderabad. Josephine co-led the SARASWATI project for TISS, which was the task leader for Social and Institutional Evaluation of Waste Water Management, an FP7EU-India project, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. She has published in prominent international journals and chapters in books. She was a recipient of Linnaeus-Palme Fellowship and taught at Gavle University, Sweden (2015). Before joining TISS, Josephine worked for about a decade as a social work practitioner and a researcher in urban and rural Tamil Nadu in India and as an autism therapist in the USA for about 3 years.
Vulnerable and Marginalised Children (with a focus on adolescents)
Technology and Society (ICT4E, ICT4D),
Social Work Research, Researching with Children and other vulnerable population, Participatory approaches.
Josephine, A., 2022. Individual-Inclusive Ecosystem Model of Rehabilitation for Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Childcare Institutions, Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond, Udayan Care-Sage publishers, https://doi.org/10.1177/23493003211066975
Josephine, A and Sudarsan P., 2020. Padmanabhan Gender Equity in Education among Muslims in India, In Indian Democracy: Contradictions and Reconciliations, ed. Arvind Sivaramakrishnan and Sudarsan Padmanabhan, New Delhi: Sage publishers, distributors, 202-220.
Starkl, Markus, Josephine Anthony et al., 2018, ‘Interpreting best available technologies more flexibly: A policy perspective for municipal wastewater management in India and other developing countries’, Environmental Impact Assessment Review71, 132-141, Science Direct, Elsevierhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2018.03.002
Anthony, Josephine, 2011, “Inclusion of Information and Communication Technology in Social Work Education, Training and Practice: Analysis Based on Actor-Network Theory.” In Facets for Quality Higher Education in India, eds. Mridula Sahay and R. K. Mishra, Macmillan India: New Delhi, 199-218.
Josephine A., 2011. “Addressing gender equality in basic education through ICTs – A case study of ‘Chennai Schools’ managed by the Corporation of Chennai, Tamil Nadu” in Millennium Development Goals: The Indian Journey. Eds. R.K. Mishra and Jayasree Raveendran, Allied Publishers: New Delhi,20-31.
Josephine, Anthony and Sudarsan Padmanabhan, 2010, ‘Digital divide and equity in education: A Rawlsian analysis’ International Journal on Information Technology Case Application and Research (JITCAR), Vol. 12, Issue 4, IVY League Publications: GA, USA, December, 37-62. http://www.ivylp.com/catalog/item/6363239/8552942.htm
Thomas, Maya, Saswati Ghosh Belliappa and Josephine A., 2008. ‘Coping with tsunami: An exploratory study on persons with disability in three districts of Tamil Nadu’, UNTRS and The Office of the Commissioner for the Disabled, Government of Tamil Nadu.
Padmanabhan, Sudarsan, and Josephine A., 2010. ICT Enabled Education as a Right to Education: An Imperative, in Digital Learning, Vol.6, Iss.8, Noida, UP: Digital Learning, August, 33-36. http://issuu.com/dl_magazine/docs/dl_magazine_august_2010_issue
Josephine, A and Sudarsan P., 2009. Rawlsian perspective on socio-political equity and its ramifications on Indian education. In Equity and education in India – Policy issues and challenges, ed. D. Parimala, New Delhi: Kanishka publishers, distributors, 205-222.
Anthony, Josephine et al., Psychosocial Care and Wellbeing of Children in Childcare Institutions, Hyderabad: An Evaluative Study,2018, TISS, Mumbai, TASL, Hyderabad, BALM, Chennai and Department of Women, Children, Disabled and Senior Citizens, Government of Telangana
Anthony, Josephine and V Sivakumar, 2016, Education Status of Migrant Children: A Study of Children of Migrant Construction Workers from Pune and Delhi,TISS Mumbai, CSR-Sandvik Asia Pvt Ltd., Pune
S. Parasuraman, T. Rajaretnam and Josephine A. (2015), “Accessibility and Utilization of Education, Health and Nutrition Services by Tribal Women and Children in Udaipur Division of Rajasthan, TISS and Unicef, Jaipur.
Josephine A. (2015), “An Independent Evaluation of the Impact of the Project on ‘Parents’ Participation in Children’s Education”, Door Step School, Pune.
Field Action Projects
Social Group Work,
Research Methods- Quantitative Research,
Issues and Concerns of Children and Families in Rural India,
Child and Childhood in India: Theories and Perspectives,
Vulnerable and Marginalised Children: Issues and Perspectives;
Child Rights Programming
Monitoring and Evaluation
Research for Practitioners