Wright, Andrea







Name: Wright, Andrea 

Area of interest: My research concerns the migration and subsequent employment of women from the North East of India in the service sector (specifically beauty work) in large metropoles. I am interested in the lived experience of participants in development programs that profess women’s empowerment through training, relocation, and employment in typically gendered professions. I am conducting multi-sited fieldwork in Manipur and Bangalore. 

Keywords: migration, intimate labor, gender, development, India

Status: Post field 

Previous Degrees: B.A. Anthropology and Environmental Science, Lawrence University,  Appleton Wisconsin; M.A. Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India; M.A. Anthropology, Brown University. 

Contact Information: andrea_wright@brown.edu