Ranjita Mohanty Social Scientist, New DelhiRanjita Mohanty is a social scientist based in Delhi. She has been working for past 20 years with a cross-section of institutions that include universities, research organizations, grassroots groups, bilateral and multilateral organizations, thus combining research with policy and practice. Her research covers a wide range—development, social policy, participation, social exclusion and inclusion, civil society, citizen action, and rights and entitlements.
Ranjita Mohanty has a PhD from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Dr Mohanty has held several positions including Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA; Visiting Fellow, University of Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa. She has coedited two books, Does Civil Society Matter? Governance in Contemporary India and Participatory Citizenship: Issues of Identity, Exclusion, Inclusion, both published by SAGE.