"The women in Dhar's work seize the trajectory of the road and navigate it on their own terms."
- New York Journal of Books
Author. Educator. Founder, Hummingbird
Debotri Dhar has lived multiple lives in India, the United States, United Kingdom, and other spaces in-between. A traveler across countries, a scholar across disciplines, and an author across genres – scholarly and popular, creative nonfiction and fiction - she has published numerous books, articles, essays, and edited volumes. She is passionate about translating complex ideas from theory into practice, to maximize individual, institutional, and societal well-being.
Dr. Dhar has given public talks and presentations at universities such as Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Boston, U-Penn, Michigan, Delhi, Oxford, and elsewhere, and currently teaches at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She earned a Bachelors (Honors) in Economics from Delhi University (India), Masters in Women's Studies, with distinction, from the University of Oxford (UK), and Ph.D in Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University. (Find her academic profile at https://lsa.umich.edu/wgs/people/core-faculty/debotri.html Also read 'Roots &Wings,' about her journey and work as an educator at https://socialmedia.umich.edu/blog/roots-wings/) She has authored policy documents, lent her expertise to organizations across sectors, and communicates with a wider audience via newspapers, radio and television.
Debotri's other interests include Indian classical music, painting, cinema, and the culinary arts. She likes, in no particular order, mountains, middle mists, fall colors, raindrops, riverside walks, the first snow of the season, hummingbirds, and love. (Listen to an interview: https://www.wemu.org/term/debotri-dhar#stream/0) She is the founder of the Hummingbird Global Writers' Circle and the Hummingbird Global Leaders Forum.
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