, Hyderabad campus
MA in Development Studies (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai)M.Phil and PhD in Sociology (Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi)
Ujithra Ponniah is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Gender Studies, TISS Hyderabad. She has an MPhil and PhD in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Her PhD focuses on the reproduction of an urban elite business caste with a focus on their gender question.
Ujithra has worked with national and international research organisations as a consultant focussing on the food security and nutritional status of particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTG) in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Rajasthan; agrarian land relations and gender in parts of North India; Dalit political leadership and the historical construction of marginalised categories in cornerstone United Nations documents.
Ujithra’s research interests include the interface of caste community, gender and business; marriage; elite relations; and urban self-care practices. She is also interested in analysing social safety net and urban development related public policies through a gender lens.
1. Conditional cash transfers (CCT) and child marriages in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh-2018
2. Shelter Homes for women in Telangana-2018
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