Field work

Observing a female Pradhan (elected head of local government), Padmawathi, at work in her Panchayat office, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh (AP).
Interviewing Village Land Revenue Officials in their local office, Sonipat District, Haryana
Interviewing officials in Allahabad District Court, Uttar Pradesh
Working with officials and lawyers in Gannavaram Mandal Court, Krishna District, AP
With some of my greatest research inspiration and strongest supporters: Jamuna Paruchuri (formerly the Director of Advocacy for the Society for the Elimination of Rural Poverty, SERP), Aruna (Jamuna’s Second-in-command at SERP), Aruna’s mother and her husband (R to L), at Aruna’s home in Vijayawada, AP.
Interviews with women and men claiming property rights in an enduring dispute over the state’s creation of a Special Economic Zone in Polepally, Telangana.
Sharing research with my collaborators at the Society for the Elimination of Rural Poverty in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh.
Interview with Dr. Daggubati Purandeswari, Congress MP from Visakhapatnam, AP and daughter of Andhra Pradesh’s former Chief Minister & founder of the Telugu Desam Party, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR), in her constituency office in Hyderabad, AP.
Meeting first generation students at the Jaishankar Memorial Center, which was helping to extend the legacy of a recently closed Gender Resource Center in Sarita Vihar slum, Delhi. Visit with my NYU Abu Dhabi Students (for “Gender Revolutions & the State in India”), 2017.