Dr. Sinha has over four years of social work practice and administrative experience in the developmental sector. She has worked with several local NGO's and grassroots organizations in India on the issue of women's overall health and well-being with particular focus on HIV prevention programs. Her research and scholarship focuses upon a wide range of global issues, including HIV prevention, sex work, trafficking, migration, and issues related to gender, race, class and sexuality.
Dr. Sinha is also a Fahs-beck scholar. She was awarded the Fahs-beck Doctoral Dissertation Research and Experimentation Award for her study entitled Flying Female Sex Workers in Kolkata, India: Using "cultural biography' to Understand HIV Risk Perceptions in 2009. In the same year, she received the Ceny Walker Graduate Research Fellowship fro the Walker Institute of International relations and Area Studies to conduct her study. Her dissertation research draws upon feminist and anthropological theories and methods and is aimed at understanding how "flying" female sex workers in Kolkata, India perceive their risk of HIV in the context of other risk experience in their lives. Dr. Sinha has presented her work at a number of national and international scholarly conferences.
She completed her doctoral degree in Social Work from University of South Carolina, Columbia, her master's degree in social work with specialization in Family and Child Welfare from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and bachelor's degree in Political Science from L.D. Arts College, Gujarat.
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