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Trina Vithayathil

Trina Vithayathil

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Trina Vithayathil is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at Brown University and a visiting research fellow with the Harvard STS Program for the 2012-2013 academic year. During her time with the Harvard STS Program, she will be working on her dissertation, which is a qualitative study of the production of social data during a contemporary census in India. As part of this research, she draws upon the contributions of science, technology and society (STS) studies, political sociology, and India area studies to explore the network of actors involved in producing official data. She is funded by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development T-32 Fellowship.

Vithayathil has a M.A. in Sociology from Brown University, a M.P.P. in political and economic development from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a B.A. in Geology from Carleton College. She is currently a trainee at the Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) and Graduate Program in Development (GPD) at Brown University. Along with her dissertation research, she is involved in two research projects that focus on social inequality, urbanization and development in contemporary India.

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