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Dr Priya Deshingkar

Post:Research Director/Senior Research Fellow (Geography, Sussex Centre for Migration Research)
Location:ARTS B B360

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873239
International:+44 1273 873239

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Dr Priya Deshingkaris Research Director of the Migrating out of Poverty Research Consortium and Senior Research Fellow in the School of Global Studies. Her research focuses on internal migration and poverty with a focus on precarious occupations, debt-migration, labour rights and agency. She holds a PhD from the Institute of Development Studies and has twenty years of experience of designing and supervising multidisciplinary, mixed methods research.  Priya is an internationally recognised authority on internal migration and has played a key role in influencing the global policy discourse on internal migration and development. Her most recent book is Circular Migration and Multilocational Livelihood Strategies in India (co-edited with John Farrington, 2009).  Until 2009, Dr Deshingkar was Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute.




Research Director, Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium; Senior Research Fellow School of Global Studies