Centre for Study of Developing Societies,
School of Development Studies
M.A. (Lucknow), M.Phil. (JNU), Ph.D. (TISS)
Nishi Mitra vom Berg is Professor at the Centre for Study of Developing Societies, School of Development Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India. She is a trained Social-Cultural Anthropologist with a rich experience of teaching and researching on women's issues for more than twenty years. She teaches courses on feminist theories and perspectives, feminist research methodology, sexuality and gender based violence and feminist peace studies. She led the development and launch of the Masters Program in Women's Studies at TISS in partnership with UK Universities of York, Bristol, Warwick, the London Metropolitan University and Keele. She has experience of Gender Planning Training Project of the Government of India and Department of International Development, Gov. of UK (DFID) and has researched on issues of child marriage, femicide, marital rape, domestic violence, women in academia etc. She has led several institutional research and teaching partnerships in higher education in Sweden, Germany, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Brazil. She has formulated and directed an international Certificate in Professional and Personal Leadership at TISS and is an accredited trainer from Ruth Cohn Institute for TCI International, Berlin. Currently she is leading a UNDP Project for strengthening a Gender and Women's Studies Program at Kabul University, Afghanistan and has a Linneaus Palme Award from Sweden for working on themes of Gender and Human Rights with Lund University.