Sanghmitra S. Acharya is a Professor and Chairperson at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences JNU. She has been served as Director, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi. She has been a Visiting Fellow at CASS, China, Ball State University, USA and UPPI, Manila, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii and the University of Botswana. She was awarded the Asian Scholarship Foundation fellowship in 2005. She has delivered lectures, chaired sessions and contributed to national and international conferences in various Institutions within the country and abroad. Her research includes health and discrimination; vulnerability among youth; gender in urban spaces; and caste gender intersectionality. She has published in national and international journals and has three books to her credit.