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Dr.Rosina Nasir of UoH selected for Research Fellowship from University of California

Dr. Nasir will conduct research on the theme titled “A Study on association of Social Capital with Microfinance and Local Saving Programs among the Muslim Poor in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India” for a year (2012-13) and share findings at the international forum.

Hyderabad|India|April'2012: Dr. Rosina Nasir, faculty member at the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP), School of Social Sciences (SSS), University of Hyderabad has been chosen for a "Research fellowship by the Institute of Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI), University of California, Irvine for the year 2012-2013. The selection for this research fellowship is based on the merit of the research proposal, its potential to increase the stock of knowledge in the area of "Microfinance and Social Capital" and the academic merit of the candidate."

Under this research award Dr. Nasir will conduct research on the theme titled “A Study on association of Social Capital with Microfinance and Local Saving Programs among the Muslim Poor in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India” for a year (2012-13) and share findings at the international forum.

Before joining the University of Hyderabad in 2009, she worked in the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. She has been awarded the prestigious C.R. Parekh Award, London School of Economics in 2010-2011. She has contributed research articles in International Journals like Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Man in India, the Eastern Anthropologist and The Anthropologist and National Journal like Journal of Human Rights and Social Justice. Along with A K Kalla, she has contributed a chapter under Consanguineous Marriages among Muslims which has been published in Routledge, India publication.

Established in 2008, the Institute of Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI), is housed in the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Its mission is to support research on money and technology among the world's poorest people. We seek to create a community of practice and inquiry into the everyday uses and meanings of money, as well as the technological infrastructures being developed as carriers of mainstream and alternative currencies worldwide.

-April2012

 

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