Professor Nishi Mitra vom Berg

Nishi is Professor at the Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies, at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India. A trained Social-Cultural Anthropologist by background, she has a rich experience of teaching and researching on women’s issues for more than twenty years. She teaches courses on feminist theories and perspectives, feminist research methodology, sexuality and gender based violence and feminist peace studies.

Nishi has led the development and launch of the Masters Program in Women’s Studies at TISS in partnership with the universities in Bristol, Keele, London Metropolitan, Warwick and York. She has experience of the Gender Planning Training Project of the Government of India and the UK’s Department for International Development, and has researched on issues of child marriage, femicide, marital rape, domestic violence and women in academia. She has led several institutional  research and teaching partnerships in higher education in Brazil, Germany, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Sweden. She has formulated and directed an international Certificate in Professional and Personal Leadership at TISS and is an accredited trainer from Ruth Cohn Institute for TCI International, Berlin.

Nishi is currently leading a UNDP Project for strengthening a Gender and Women’s Studies Program at Kabul University, Afghanistan and with a Linneaus Palme Award from Sweden she is developing a Diploma Program in Gender and Human Rights for TISS.