Anjali Krishan

Anjali Krishan


Anjali Krishan is a cultural anthropologist interested in gender, experiences of precariousness, and ethics during a time of increased uncertainty and rapid urban transformation. 

Prior to her work at Fairwork, Anjali completed her DPhil in international development at the University of Oxford. In her doctoral research she used evocative ethnographic methods to capture how middle-class married women tell stories about the suicides of women like them. This research looked at how gender relations shape both the recognition of suffering as well as the ethical response to this suffering.

Anjali has worked on several mixed-methods projects in the international development space and co-authored a chapter using qualitative methods in international development.

Her publications include:

Krishan, A. (Submitted) “Recalling the Suicide: Affective Storytelling and the Ethics of “Good” Womanhood”

Taneja, M., Krishan, A. 2021.  “Beyond Safety: Understanding Open Defecation Programs through a Feminist Evaluation Approach.” Chapter in Recognizing Connectedness: The Practice of Feminist Evaluation.. Zubaan Books: Delhi

Singh, S., Krishan, A., Telford M. (2019) “Seeking Insight: Using Qualitative Data for Policymaking.” Chapter in Abou Zahr C & Macfarlane S (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Global Health Data Methods for Policy and Practice. London. 303-320

Krishan, A; Rastogi, A; Singh S. (2016) “The Resilience of LGBTQIA Students on Delhi CampusesJournal of Education in Emergencies v2(1): pp81-114.

Krishan, A; y Ibarra, G (2015). “Comunidades Cerradas,” Chapter in Ibarra, G.:  Culiacán ciudad del miedo. Urbanización, economía, violencia. México. Jorale Editores y Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa. 285-312

Published Reports: 

Singh, S., Krishan, A., Mishra C. (2020) “The Relationship between Sexual Minorities, Life Chances and Socioeconomic Status in India.” World Bank, Washington, DC.

Amaltas. 2015. Sustainable Cities and Rapid Urbanisation: Mapping Institutions, Researchers and Funders in India.