Divya Murali primarily works on developing curricula on issues of self-development, exclusion and social justice, and trialling courses with students from diverse demographic backgrounds. Prior to joining The Ferdinand Centre, Divya taught undergraduate Sociology to law students. She also worked as a University Teaching Assistant at the Delhi School of Economics, where she offered a bridge programme to Masters students in Sociology.
Divya has a Bachelors degree in Sociology from Delhi University, and a Masters degree in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University. In the course of her studies, she conducted research in the areas of refugee studies and the politics of humanitarian aid. Her current research interests are in the fields of development and political economy, education and public policy.
Divya firmly believes in the enriching role that social science education can play in questioning entrenched stereotypes, prejudices and discriminatory mindsets and wants to work towards delivering high-quality education that opens the hearts and minds of India’s youth to a more just and equal society. Divya is a solo travel enthusiast and avid cat lover.