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Preethi Krishnan

Preethi Krishnan

Preethi Krishnan is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Purdue University. Her research areas are gender (intersections of class, race, and caste), social movements, and development particularly in South Asia. Her dissertation examines women’s claims-making in the context of food and nutrition rights in India. Her Masters project at Purdue University focused on domestic violence laws in India and examined archival data on decisions, on domestic violence cases made by India’s Supreme Court for the period 1995-2011. She has recently authored/co-authored articles in journals such as Current Sociology, Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, and The Global South. She has presented her work on gender, violence, and social movements in disciplinary conferences in the US such as American Sociological Association and Sociologists for Women in Society as well as at international conferences. She has worked in a non-profit research organization in India where she documented best practices in women’s empowerment programs in India. At the Butler Center, Preethi is a Graduate Assistant assisting the Chair and Director Mangala Subramaniam in implementing programs that contribute to research, education, and collaborations that advance inclusion and broaden representation in academic decision-making.