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B.A. Honors Political Science, Delhi University 2007. M.A. Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University 2009. M.Sc. Migration Studies, University of Oxford 2011.
Bhoomika studied Political Science (B.A. Honors, Delhi University, 2004-07), Sociology (M.A. Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2007-09) in India before moving to the U.K. where she did Migration Studies (M.Sc. University of Oxford, 2010-11) as Queen Elizabeth House scholar. She was then involved in research, advocacy and capacity building initiatives with migrant rights’ groups in the UK including international domestic workers and immigrant women victims of violence other than assisting on a project identifying good practice for recruitment of overseas health workers for the ILO. More recently, and before she came to Yale, she stayed and worked in Uttarakhand in India where she worked as a program associate for a Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) sponsored research project on gender and social ecology in the Middle Himalayas while also assisting on research project on the Non-Farm Rural Economy in the state of Bihar for the World Bank.
She is now interested in looking at the various forms of mobility, especially automobility and the interactional dynamics between new mobilities and the socio-spatial transformation of hill societies, in the larger context of place based identities, which she aims at developing into a comparative project.
Calenda D. Joshi B. and Sharma, S. 2016. ‘Promising practices emerging from the recruitment industry in India’ in Calenda, D. (ed.) Case studies in the international recruitment of nurses: Promising practices in recruitment among agencies in the United Kingdom, India and the Philippines. Promoting Decent Work Across the Borders: International Labour Organization
Joshi, B. 2015. ‘Drivery’ in Uttarakhand: Memes of Mobility and Socio-spatial Transformation. Economic and Political Weekly (50) 1: 17-21