Kavita Suri
Kavita Suri

Dr. Kavita Suri is working as Director and Head, Department of Lifelong Learning (formerly Centre for Adult, Continuing Education & Extension), University of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir. She has also worked as a Member, J&K State Commission for the Protection of Women and Child Rights, Jammu and Kashmir government for a full three years’ term. She has also been Member, Board of Directors, Jammu, and Kashmir Women Development Corporation, J&K.

A Ph.D. in Education from the University of Jammu, she has authored eight books including “Gujjars and Bakkarwals of Jammu and Kashmir-In the shadow of conflict”, “Voices Unheard – Women, conflict, and Kashmir’, ‘Turtuk Unveiled’ (A book on lesser-known Balti tribes living in Turtuk area bordering India and Pakistan in Ladakh), ‘Impact of Violence on Girls’ Education in Kashmir’ and ‘Gender, Work and Stress – A case study of Jammu region’.

She has been a recipient of several fellowships and awards including British Chevening fellowship at the University of Westminster, London in 2005, a US International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Fellowship in 2004, Charkha-Sanjoy Ghose media fellowship for the women journalists working in areas of conflict on ‘Women and peacebuilding in Kashmir” in 2006.

Her interest areas include education, gender, conflict, displacement, refugees, marginalized groups including tribal societies, etc. in the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. She is fluent in Kashmiri, Punjabi, Dogri, Hindi, and English languages. She regularly writes for The Statesman and other newspapers.

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