Sharmistha Ghosh

Sharmistha Ghosh
Sharmistha Ghosh, Access Academy Faculty (World Civilization)

M.S. in Women’s Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
M.P.Aff. in Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
M.A. in Political Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
B.A. in Political Science, University of Calcutta, St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta, India

I am currently a World Civilizations instructor in the Access Academy, AUW. Originally from Calcutta, India, I completed three Master’s degrees, first in political science at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, second in Public Affairs from the University of Texas, Austin and a third in Gender Studies from The University of Washington, Seattle. I have over 10 years of experience in teaching, at the undergraduate and the graduate levels, in India, USA and Bangladesh. I have also worked on several research projects related to gender. I have completed a certificate program in Gender based counseling and have volunteered at a Domestic Violence organization in Seattle for seven years. I am currently also enrolled in the PhD program at the Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta; Jadavpur University.

I have worked in AUW since August, 2013. I have held both administrative positions (Senior Fellow; Assistant to the Dean of Faculty; Assistant Director, Center for International Programs) and adjunct teaching positions (RCHA course- Gender Based Violence in South Asia). I have served on the IRB for two years. Currently I am on the IRB and on the ISSC.


World Civilizations, Access Academy


My research interests lie in the confluence of gender theory, gendered violence, theories of justice and development. I am specifically interested in exploring gendered power dynamics in South Asia.



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