was born in India, but grew up in several continents (Asia, middle-east and Europe). After completing her primary and secondary education in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), she earned her bachelor's degree (with honors) in English Literature from India, a masters degree in Mass Communication from England (British Chevening Scholar) and a doctorate in Sociology from the U.S. Her areas of specialization are in Social Inequality, Social Psychology, Gender, Globalization, Women's Studies, Mass Media and International Relations. She has been teaching General Sociology, Gender, International Relations/ Globalization, Culture and Business Communication for several years at various institutions around the world. Her current research includes Race and Gender Inequality, Non-governmental Organizations, Global Feminisms /International Women's Movement and Development of International Women’s Studies.