Santi Rozario

Santi Rozario is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. She joined the University of Newcastle in 1989, after studying sociology at Dhaka University and the University of New South Wales, and teaching in Sydney and Canberra. Her PhD research at UNSW was an anthropological study of Bangladeshi village society. She is a social anthropologist with extensive research and consultancy experience in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Santi's publications include the book Purity and Communal Boundaries (Allen and Unwin and Zed Books, 1992, recently republished in a new edition by University Press Ltd, Dhaka) and many scholarly articles and chapters in books. She is also the editor of the collection The Daughters of Hariti: Childbirth and Female Healers in South and Southeast Asia (Routledge, 2002, with Geoffrey Samuel).

Her consultancy experience includes research on NGOs, on livelihoods in rural Bangladesh and on health for DFID (Department for International Development, UK), and research on return migration to Bangladesh for the Ford Foundation. She is a Program Associate and active member of CAPSTRANS (the joint Newcastle-Wollongong Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies).

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