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Anjali Adukia is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. In her work, she is interested in understanding how to reduce inequalities such that children from historically disadvantaged backgrounds have equal opportunities to fully develop their potential. Her research is focused on understanding factors that influence educational decisions and the potential role for institutions, such as government agencies and nonprofit organisations, to improve child outcomes, particularly at the intersection of education and health. She examines how the provision of basic needs — such as sanitation, clothing, transportation, and justice — can increase school participation in developing contexts.
Her prior research projects have included an examination of the role of transcriptional and growth factors in cancer and organ development at Northwestern Medical School; aid with research and data collection for studies on affirmative action with The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University; and consultation with the Broadmoor Neighborhood Project in New Orleans, a collaboration involving Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, as part of rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts following Hurricane Katrina. She continues to work with non-governmental organisations internationally, such as UNICEF and Manav Sadhna in Gujarat, India.
Adukia completed her doctoral degree at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, with an academic focus on the economics of education. She was selected as a William T. Grant Scholar and as a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation postdoctoral fellow. Her dissertation was selected as the winner of the 2014 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
Posts by Anjali Adukia
The Indian government launched the School Sanitation and Hygiene Education programme in 1999 to build latrines in schools. Analysing data from nearly 140,000 schools in 2003 - some of which received a...
- Anjali Adukia
- 20 August, 2018