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Pritha Gopalan

Pritha Gopalan

Adjunct Instructor

Pritha Gopalan is an applied anthropologist with extensive experience in research, evaluation, policy analysis, and knowledge management in the fields of Education, International Development, and Urbanization. She is committed to engaging deeply with study participants to understand, analyze, and practically address complex social issues they face. She has extensive teaching experience in the Social Sciences at the graduate level. Her fieldwork spans rural and urban sites in developed and developing countries. She recently conducted a global study of urban regulation in 200 cities for UN Habitat as part of the Marron Institute at NYU using a unique mixed-methods design. She is currently conducting a study of refugee resettlement programs, volunteerism, and refugee families’ own strategies for resettlement in Paterson, NJ, and is partnering with local rescue organizations to develop effective and scalable approaches to streamline their work. Pritha holds a Ph.D. in Educational Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, and has written and presented extensively on her research.

Currently Teaching

Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Evaluation

Learn qualitative and quantitative techniques for analyzing the data gathered from monitoring and evaluation programs.