Richa Dhanju, MSW, Ph.D.
2004 Randolph Ave. Mail Stop F-15. St. Paul, MN 55105
Courses Taught in Spring 2013
Courses Taught in Fall 2012
Mondays, 12 – 5pm, and by appointment. ph: 651-690-6755
Ph.D. in Anthropology, Texas A&M University.
Current Research Interests:
Urban development and disparity in South Asia
07/2012 – 09/2012: Case Manager, Interprofessional Center for Counseling and legal Services, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
04/2011 – Ongoing: Part-time Consultant and Grant Writer, A Minnesota Without Poverty, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
05/2003 – 10/2004: Fieldworker and Activist, Parivartan (people’s movement), Delhi, India.
Work and Consultation Experience:
06/2012 – 09/2012: Executive Leadership Fellow, Center for Integrative Leadership, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.
01/2012 – 05/2012: Part-time Postdoctoral Assistant, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University (NSF CAREER Grant, PI: Dr. Kathleen O’Reilly).
Dhanju, R. and O’Reilly, K. (2012). Human subjects research and the ethics of intervention: Life, death and radical geography in practice. Antipode, Vol. 45 (3).
O’Reilly, K and Dhanju, R. (2012). Hybrid drinking water governance: community participation and ongoing neoliberal reforms in rural Rajasthan, India. Geoforum, Vol.43(1), p.623 – 633.
O’Reilly, K and Dhanju, R. (2010). “This report is absolutely wrong”: locating spaces inside NGOs for feedback and dissemination. Human Organization, Vol. 69(3), p. 285 – 294.
Serrato, M, Laporte, C., and Dhanju, R. (2009). When did "do no harm" become "do nothing"? graduate student perspectives on the HTS controversy. Anthropology News, Vol. 50(8), p. 24.
Dhanju, R. (2008). The Andaman trunk road: lifeline or death spell? Geographische Rundschau International Edition, Vol. 4(4), p. 26 – 32.
Dhanju, R. (2008). Water and women’s empowerment in the Ferghana valley. Available online through University of California e-scholarship http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/2hp521v6
Dhanju, R. (2012). Invited guest speak for panel on globalization. (2012). Global Context: Local Solutions, International Conference, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN. June 15.
Dhanju, R. (2011). Systematic Synecdoche: Mission Convergence and the making of a world-class Delhi. Association for American Geographers Annual Conference, Seattle. April 15.
O’Reilly, K. and Dhanju, R. (2011). Big change for small change: Water governance reform in north India. Association for American Geographers Annual Conference, Seattle. April 14. (Paper presented by first author).
Dhanju, R. (2010). Caring for the poor: Mission Convergence and the (un)making of an ‘inclusive’ world-class Delhi. Invited lecture at Leadership and Management Forum. Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. December 3.
Dhanju, R. (2010). Women and the work of empowerment: Economics of gender in a Delhi slums, American Anthropological Association Annual Conference, New Orleans. November 19.
Dhanju, R. (2010). Mission Convergence for reaching the unreached: Preliminary findings and observations. Office of the Chief Secretary, Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, Delhi, India. July 29.
Dhanju, R. (2010). Partnering for the poor? Mission Convergence for reconstituting governance in the slums of Delhi. Graduate Colloquium, Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. April 22.
Dhanju, R. and O’Reilly, K. (2010). Reaching the unreached: Mission Convergence for reconstituting governance in the slums of Delhi. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Washington D.C. April 14. (Paper presented by first author).
Dhanju, R. (2008). Slum women in India: Interpreting empowerment through informal networks. Texas Asia Conference, University of Texas at Austin. October 8.
Dhanju, R. (2008). Water and women’s empowerment in Central Asia. Eighteenth Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference, University of California at Los Angeles. February 1.
Association Memberships and Affiliations:
Council on Social Work Education