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Malini Ghose

Malini Ghose joined the PhD programme (Social Sciences) at the University of Goettingen, as part of TRG programme in October 2013. Prior to that she has worked on issues related to education, gender and equity in India for over 20 years as a founding member of Nirantar, a resource centre for gender and education. Her work has been a grassroots practitioner, trainer, curriculum developer, researcher and has participated in various policy forums. She has written articles, made presentations and advocated on issues related to education and women’s rights in both national and international forums. Malini has an M.A. in Political Science from the New School for Social Research, New York and a B.A. in Economics from Presidency College, Calcutta University.

Email: malini.ghose(ghi)

Research Interests

Issues related to gender, equity and education in India; feminist understandings of education, pedagogy, activism; critical analyses including using ethnographic perspectives of social policy discourses, nationally and transnationally; connecting everyday practices of subaltern communities related to education and engaging the state with a larger processes of social transformation.

Academic Background

1983-1986 Presidency College, Calcutta University
B.Sc. in Economics (Honours)
1986-1990 New School for Social Research, New York,
M.A. in International Politics University

Current Research

What exclusion leaves out: The "life-worlds" of educational policy making in contemporary India


Recent Articles
Dipta Bhog and Malini Ghose, Writing Gender In: Reflections on writing middle-school political science textbooks in India, in Gender & Development, Oxfam (forthcoming)

Malini Ghose and Disha Mullick, Looking back, looking within: Reflections on a feminist research study, Compare, Vol 43, Issue 4, Routledge, 2013.

Malini Ghose and Disha Mullick, Empowerment in Educational Processes: Feminist Re-appropriations in Lyn Tett, Mary Hamilton and Jim Crowther (eds.) More Powerful Literacies, Leicester: NIACE (2012)

Dipta Bhog and Malini Ghose, Mapping the Multiple Worlds of Women’s Literacy: Experiences from Mahila Samakhya in Cartographies of Empowerment: The Mahila Samakhya Story, Ramchandran and Jhandyala (ed.), Zubaan, New Delhi (2012).

Unravelling Feminist Transformative Education Practice: An Indian Experience, Development 53 (4), Palgrave-Macmillan (2010)

Gender, Literacy and Women’s Empowerment in India: Some Issues, Convergence, Volume XL (3-4), 2007.

Literacy, Power and Feminism in Economic and Political Weekly April 27, 2002 (pgs 1615-1620)