Dr. Pooja Paswan

Pooja Paswan is a currently an Asst. Professor in Department of Political Science in Jamia Milia Islamia.

She’s also the member of American Society of Public Administration, Executive Council member of New Public Administration Society of India, American Society for Public Administration Founders Fellow 2019, ASPA International Young Scholar 2017, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies Shimla Associate Fellow 2020.
She has many books and papers published in reputed journals to her name.

Dr. Pranita Medhi

Dr. Pranita Medhi is currently working as an Officer at the Assam Institute of Research for Tribals and Scheduled Castes, Department for Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes, Government of Assam.

She has 7 years of research experience, other than her Doctoral research along with experience of organizing/conducting seminars, workshops and conferences.
Apart from being an ardent researcher, she carries in her a fervent zeal of teaching and doing Sociology and Social Anthroplogy. Perseverance, compassion, determination, patience and contentment are her key words for life.

Mr. Akshay Barik

Akshay is a political strategy consultant with Indian Political Action Committee. He is a post graduate in Globalization and Labour studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He has been a former German Chancellor fellow and a guest researcher at the International Labour Organisation, Geneva. Besides he pursues cultural diplomacy through painting, singing, dancing, acting and calligraphy.

Mr. Dhammaratna Jawale

Dhammaratna Jawale is a media researcher and academician from Maharashtra, India. He is currently working on his doctoral research on ‘Sociology of Digital Exclusion in India’ from the Department of Media and Communication Studies, Savitribai Phule Pune University.

He is a recipient of University Grants Commission’s flagship Research Fellowship (MHRD, Govt. of India) and is currently a Senior Research Fellow. Dhammaratna is Asia-Pacific Youth Ambassador for UNESCO’s ‘Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy’ (GAPMIL), a groundbreaking project to promote Media and Information literacy amongst citizens.
Dhammaratna is passionate about understanding the multifarious nuances of New Media, Digital Divide and their interplay with Inclusion/Exclusion studies especially in South Asian context.

Regional – Heads

Ms. Niharika Raizada

Regional Head

Niharika holds a Masters degree in Criminal Law from Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur. She holds a meritorious record in her academics and has published several research papers in peer reviewed journals and books. She is an avid reader and a vivid researcher. Her interest and work lies chiefly in field of human rights and cyber laws. Her area of specialization deals with protection of rights over digital platform. She firmly believes that great work, studies and commitment towards research turn into good policies.

Ms. Anika Vashisth

Regional Head

Anika Vashisth holds a master’s degree in criminology and police studies. An alumni of Delhi University, she works on broad themes of inclusive development, gender issues, diaspora psychology and carceral feminism. She has worked as project lead with Ministry of women and child development and is associated with many Non-governmental organization. She passionately advocates about mental health, inter-sectional oppression and human rights. She works with communication and outreach team in making events and programmes more visible on digital platforms.
A zealous reader, writer and dog lover,She believes that a strong voice backed with action can bring radical changes in society.

Ms. Nupur Marwah

Regional Head

Nupur Marwah is one of the youngest stakeholders of team Cultural Bridge and believes strongly in taking challenges head on. Having worked with various governmental and non-governmental organisations, she advocates the idea of youth participation in policy, decision-making and social work. As a fervent supporter of youth rights, she wishes to make Cultural Bridge a more inclusive space for young people from around the world and spread the message of cultural harmony.

Ms. Shruti Garg

Regional Head

Shruti garg is a passionate professional who believes that change starts from the acknowledgement of one’s privilege. As a Bachelor’s student at Delhi University, Shruti has been associated with various esteemed organisations like Global Youth and Enactus India. Having worked with numerous NGOs, Shruti sees herself as an enthusiastic changemaker who wishes to bring the world closer.