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Nikita Aggarwal is an international student from India and is a first year PhD student. She did her Master’s in Social Work at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India and completed her dissertation in Understanding Economic Control among survivors of Intimate partner Violence. Nikita has previously worked with resettlement communities and engaged with young women to create a cadre of women leaders as a part of her role in community outreach and mobilization at a non-profit in her home country.

Research Interests

Her current research interests lie in the domain of Gender and Migration. Particularly, in studying structural determinants of gender-based violence in various migration phases and investigate the role of service providers at state, civil and community level. Nikita’s population of interest is migrant women employed in the informal work sector in the host countries.


1st Year PhD Student| Graduate Research Assistant
Bachelor’s in Economics and Political Science, Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi, India
Master’s in social work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India