Dr. Kavita Suri is working as Director and Head, Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu. She is also Member, J&K State Commission for Women, J&K government
A PhD in Education from the University of Jammu, she has authored five 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 awarded a number of fellowships and awards. A recipient of British Chevening Print Journalists’ fellowship at the University of Westminster, London and CharkhaSanjoy Ghose media fellowship for the women journalists working in areas of conflict on the theme ‘Women and peace building in Kashmir”, she also visited USA under US International Visitors Exchange Fellowship Program and studied “Journalism in U.S”.
Her interest areas include education, gender, conflict, displacement, refugees, marginalized groups including tribal societies etc. She is fluent in Kashmiri, Punjabi, Dogri, Hindi and English languages. She regularly writes for The Statesman and other newspapers.