Anandini Dar, PhD (Childhood Studies), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA; MA Prelim (Sociology) & Graduate Diploma (Gender, Sexuality & Diversity Studies), La Trobe University, Australia; BA Honours (English Literature), Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, India.
Areas of Research Interest: Childhood Studies, Migration Culture & Identity, Youth Spaces, Globalization, Children's Geographies & Politics, Children's Rights, Right to Education, South Asian Diaspora, Race & Ethnicity, Qualitative Research Methods.
Dr. Dar’s PhD research examined how youth spaces enable South Asian teenagers to become civically engaged and active political agents in the contemporary post 9/11 period in USA. Furthermore, the research addresses issues of class, culture, identity, and globalization as experienced and negotiated daily by South Asian immigrant teenagers growing up in New York City. This research is based on a multi-sited ethnography conduced from 2010-12 starting at a youth center in Queens, New York, and subsequently in other in-between sites such as streets, subways, neighboring cities, and online spaces. Anandini is currently working on publications arising out of this research.
Anandini Dar has worked in academia and with non-governmental organisations and youth community activism groups in India and in USA.