Meghna Dutta

Meghna Dutta

PhD student
Graduate Teaching Assistant

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Meghna Dutta



 I am qualitative researcher whose research lies at the intersection of gender, development and violence. I typically study how violence at the community and household level is used to legitimize structural and institutional level gender inequalities that specifically disadvantage women. Relatedly I try to explore the role of non-state actors in creating effective strategies for encountering such violence through empowerment programs, the impact it has on the women’s lives, and reasons for failure of such programs.

Formerly, I worked as a service-focused fieldwork researcher across NGO’s and also as a high school educator. My experience is rooted in a rock-solid background of working with young, vulnerable section of the society, especially women facing discrimination and violence. Backed by solid credentials (BA, MSW and MSc) and equal strengths in program, personnel and casework management.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

 Gender, violence, race, mixed methods, qualititative methodology. 


  • BA (Sociology)- University of Delhi, India
  • MSc ( Comparative Social Change) - Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, Ireland

Awards and grants


 University College Dublin Global Tutition Scholarship (2019-2020)


Currently teaching

 SOC 1010 - Understanding Human Society (asynchronous)

 GTA for SOC 1010, Understanding Human Society with Dr. Brown (Winter 2022)
GTA for SOC 3220, Intro to Social Statistics with Dr. Montazer (Winter 2022)

GTA for SOC 1010, Understanding Human Society with Dr Jacobs ( Fall 2021)