Dr Nita MishraBack
Dr Nita Mishra is a reflective development researcher and practitioner, and occasional lecturer in International Development. She teaches environment & development, environmental movements, gender studies, non-governmental organisations, research methodologies, and the right to food in India. Her research focuses on human rights-based approaches to development, feminist methodologies, community-based organisations and peace studies. Nita has extensive experience of working at grassroots level with civil society organisations, faith-based organisations, and funding bodies such as the Ford Foundation and MacArthur Foundation in India. She has worked on innumerable research projects with organisations such as the Nehru Memorial Museum Library, and the International Labour Organisation in India.
In 2014, Nita received the Strategic Research Fund Award,Vice President's Office, UCC for crosscutting research in the politics of Poverty, Human Rights, Environment and Sustainable Development. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Economic & Political Weekly, European Journal of Development Research, and Policy & Practice. Nita's poems have been published in migrant anthologies, Irish migrant reports, feminist journals such as Hypatia, and has been critically acclaimed as the future of Irish feminism by critics. She was invited to read her poetry by the Arts Council at the launch of its strategic plan in 2019.
She is currently engaged as a Researcher on a Coalesce project focusing on social inclusion of rural to urban migrants in Hanoi, Vietnam. She is a member on the Board of Directors of Childrens Rights Alliance, and national coordinator of Academics Stand Against Poverty-Irish Network. She is the Chair of the Development Studies Association of Ireland and convenes its Civil Society Study Group. Dr Mishra is a member of several community-based organisations in Ireland.