Mira Philips, MSc
Intersection of gender, race, and ethnicity with social policy
Migrant women’s experiences in informal labor and precarious work
Qualitative research methods
Mira Philips is a first-year PhD student at the School of Social Policy and Practice. She received a BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto and an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and Political Science. After completing her undergraduate degree, Mira was named a LankaCorps Fellow with the Asia Foundation, through which she worked as a research assistant at a think tank in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She participated in research projects on post-war tourism development, state legitimacy, and gender and post-war economies. In 2016, she and two other LankaCorps alumni founded the arts education nonprofit, Sunayra Lanka, which supported the leadership and soft skills development of Sri Lankan rural youth. Mira has also served as a consultant on gender sensitive policymaking initiatives in Sri Lanka, a Senior Project Manager at a youth nonprofit in Toronto, Canada, and most recently, as a fundraising consultant for organizations working in social justice. Her research interests include intersectionality and social policy, informal labor and precarious work, and migrant women’s experiences in the labor market.