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Dr Sadananda Sahoo

Assistant Professor



Sadananda Sahoo is a sociologist, at present an Assistant Professor at the School of Inter-disciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. His PhD at the Central University of Hyderabad was on the role and contribution of diasporas to home country development, especially in the healthcare sector. It provided him with significant insights into the dynamics of diasporic engagement. Before joining IGNOU he worked with the Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR), a Planning Commission think-tank for the Government of India. At IAMR, he completed several international projects on education, agriculture and employment. Dr. Sahoo has more than 20 publications and reviews on diaspora and ethnic studies, international migration, public policy, and rural development, among others. Besides, he has also co-edited several books and journals on diasporas, development and education. His recent co-edited book titled “Global Diasporas:Socioeconomic, Cultural and Policy Perspectives” published by Springer (2014). He has organised several conferences and seminars including the International Conference on Diaspora and Development in the year 2011. He teaches and supervises students on issues of media, culture, development, public policy and the global diaspora. 


Official Address:
School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies,
Room No-8,
First Floor,
Indira Gandhi National Open University,
Maidan Garhi,
 New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India