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Sunita Reddy

Designation: Associate Professor at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, SSS, and Deputy Director, Research and Development, JNU

Email: sunitareddyjnu@gmail.com

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Sunita Reddy is an Associate Professor at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, and Deputy Director, Research and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She is an anthropologist, specializing in medical anthropology. She has researched various issues of women and child health; breastfeeding practices, tribal women’s health, childbirth and child-rearing practices among the tribes. She has researched on disaster issues from social science perspectives and published a book Clash of Waves: Post Tsunami Relief and Rehabilitation in Andaman and Nicobar Islands (2013) Indos publishers, New Delhi. Her current area of research is ‘Medical Tourism and Reproductive Tourism’, ‘Surrogacy’ issues. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, contributed papers for edited volumes and disseminated her research work in various universities abroad. She is a founder member of the ‘Anthropos India Foundation’ a trust which promotes visual and action anthropology and has a dynamic website: www.anthroposindiafoundation.com. She is also an honorary president of an organization called ‘SATAT’, which works for empowering women and children, based in Delhi.