- Research Associate
- Areas of expertise
- Social inclusion, mobile pastoralists in India
Archana grew up in India, and has been working on aspects of social inclusion for over 20 years. She was a Research Fellow at the University of Manchester before moving to work in the non-state sector, where she has held posts with Manchester’s Black Health Agency (Drugs and Race Unit), Leeds Asylum Seeker Support Network, Oxfam GB, and the Young Foundation. Her interests in mobile pastoralism in India began with her PhD in ethnoarchaeology, which examined contemporary pastoralists’ use of ceramics and what they can tell about the archaeological record. She has worked with Prof Caroline Dyer on Literacy For Migrants (ESRC funded) and Pastoralism, Policy and Progress (Nuffield Foundation), and is currently Research Fellow for the HERDING project.