Anandini has been employed across a range of sectors: academia/ higher education; civil society/ i-/non-government organisations; policy and rights.
Prior to joining AUD in July 2016, Anandini was working as an independent and consultant researcher for project based engagements with children’s rights based organisations in Delhi and with projects across India. During this period (2014-16), she conducted projects on issues of safety and security of children in schools, reading readiness, and right to education.
From 2015-16 Anandini taught as adjunct faculty at the School of Education Studies, where she also developed two Qualitative Research Methods Courses for both the MA programmes in the School. She also conceptualised and designed a research project proposal titled, “Privatisation of Schools: A micro study” for the Centre for Early Childhood Care Education and Development (CECED).
Anthropology and Sociology of Childhood and Youth; Migration; South Asian Diaspora; Youth Cultures and Identities; Gender and Diversity; Children’s Rights; Qualitative Methods; Feminist Pedagogies.
Research Activities/ Awards
Dar, Anandini is the Principal Investigator of the 50 lakh grant for the project titled, “Displacement, Placemaking and Wellbeing in the City.” Funded by EU-ICSSR under the EqUIP-India Pilot Research Call on “Sustainability, Equity, Well- being and Cultural Connections” (2019-21). Collaboration of project with international partners: Institute of Development Studies, UK; University of Sussex, UK; Migration Institute of Finland, Finland; Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway.
On-going research of this located is based in Delhi on the wellbeing and placemaking tactics of migrant children, youth and women.
Mentoring as a Femisnit Pedagogic Praxis
UGC-UKIERI Joint Programme (4th Workshop) on “Teaching Feminisms, Transforming Lives: Questions of Identity, Pedagogy and Violence in India and the UK” in India Habitat Centre, AUD, New Delhi, India, 28 October 2019.
The “Knowing” Child Figure and Adult Moral Panics in India
National Conference on “Multiple Childhoods in India” organised by Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi, 23 October 2019.
Ideologies of Childhood & Engaging with Children
Invited talk for Session: “How to Interact with Children” under the School Contact Programme of B.El.Ed, Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi, 17 October 2019.
Calling out Patriarchy: When Women Write: Comments and Observations
WISCOMP workshop Gender Equity and Inclusion: Transformative Pathways in Higher Education at Kanya Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar from 17-19 September 2019.
Migration, Social Class, and Childhood: Understanding how South Asian children forge solidarities in the diaspora
National Conference on “Articulating Multiple Childhoods” hosted by Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 08 August 2019.
Childhood, Immigration, and Racial Politics
Special Invited Lecture at the Department of Early Childhood Studies, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 26 June 2019.
Political Agency of Children: Analyzing immigrant teenagers politics through performativity
Special invited lecture for class, “Early Childhood and Racial Equity” in the Department of Early Childhood Studies, Ryerson University, Canada, 27 June 2019.
Youth Subjectivities & Sexualities
Workshop on “Sexual Cultures: Youth, Body and the Market” organised by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology - Gandhinagar, 11 May 2019.
Reflection on Methodology for Research with Immigrant Teenagers
Guest Lecture, MA Previous Research Methods Class, Department of Human
Development and Childhood Studies, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, 08 April‘15.
Inspiring a New Generation: Orientation Day Lecture
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University, India. 21 July 2014.
Lungi Style: Everyday Geographies of South Asian Teens in New York City
Children and Youth Studies Program, Brooklyn College, City University of New York,
USA. 05 February ‘14.
Youth Against Violence on Women
United Nations Volunteers and Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti Annual Conference,
Delhi, India. 04 December 2014.