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
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.
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