Isha Bhatnagar

Ph.D. Candidate, Development Sociology

Prior to graduate study at Cornell, she worked with the Population Council, New Delhi on reproductive, maternal and child health and development communication in rural north India. 

Isha’s research interests include the study of gender, as a system of knowledge and as practice, specifically in relation to patterns of fertility and the family, with a regional focus on India.

In her current work, she is examining the expectations and roles of daughters and parents of daughters, in the context of cultural norms and fertility decline within the political economy of development.

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