College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
    
  Vandana Chaudhry
Assistant Professor
Social Work

Vandana Chaudhry
Assistant Professor

Office : Building 2A Room 201K
Phone : 718.982.2191
Fax : 718.982.2038
Vandana.Chaudhry@csi.cuny.edu


Degrees :
PhD University of Illinois, Chicago
Master of Philosophy in Social Work, Delhi School of Social Work
M.S.W., University of Delhi
B.A., University of Delhi


Biography / Academic Interests :
Vandana Chaudhry came to the College of Staten Island in 2012 after completing her doctoral studies in Social Work and Disability Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her ethnographic research explored the intersections among disability, development, globalization and the politics of subject-formation in the context of postcolonial India. Dr. Chaudhry’s dissertation was supported by the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Society for Social Work and Research among others. Her areas of research pertain to disability rights movements in the global south, effects of governance and development on disability, and inclusive disability policies. She has worked extensively on disability issues in developing countries, and has served in consultative roles with various international institutions including the World Bank. As a scholar of and with disability, Dr. Chaudhry’s research is oriented towards building knowledge that embraces disability as intrinsic to human diversity, and to promote policies that enable self-determination and full participation for all.

Scholarship / Publications :
Chaudhry, V. Living at the Edge: Disentangling Disability, Gender and Microfinance in India. Accepted and in Press to the journal Affilia on June 4th, 2015. 25 manuscript pages.

Chaudhry, V. (2011). Disability and the Neo-liberal Indian state: Perils of Community Participation. In B. Altman & S. Barnartt (Eds.). Research in Social Science and Disability: Disability and community. Elsevier. (Peer reviewed multivolume book series).

Chaudhry, V. (2011). Disability and the Neo-liberal Indian state: Perils of Community Participation. In B. Altman & S. Barnartt (Eds.). Research in Social Science and Disability: Disability and community. Elsevier. (Peer reviewed multivolume book series).

Chaudhry, V., & Shipp, T. (2005). Rethinking the digital divide in relation to visual disability in India and the United States: Towards a paradigm of information inequity. Disability Studies Quarterly, 25(2) (Open Access).

Last Updated: 12.02.2015