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Meghna Chandra

Meghna Chandra, MA

  • Student, PhD in Social Welfare

Cohort: 2017-2018

Advisor: Dr. Mark Stern

Research Interests

Gentrification and Studentification

Geography of the Knowledge Economy

Sociology of Knowledge

Social Movements, especially the Black Radical Tradition and the Global Peace Movement

Meghna Chandra is a third year PhD student at the School of Social Policy and Practice. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 with a BA in Urban Studies. After her undergraduate, she went to Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, India to study Modern Indian History. Before joining the PhD program, she worked as a community organizer, ESL teacher, and researcher with the Institute of Sex Worker Research and Action. Her research is on the social welfare implications of university-driven development.

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