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Anjali Nichole Dutt

Title: Asst Professor
Office: 4130F EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center
Tel: 513-556-5541
Email: anjali.dutt@uc.edu

My research focuses on psychological processes that are associated with resistance to oppression and increasing the realization of human rights in different contexts. I collaborate with grassroots community organizations to conduct mixed-methods research, exploring how structural changes in communities such as women’s ownership of land, and women’s participation in educational workshops and cooperative enterprises impact women’s empowerment and well-being. I have also recently begun projects on neoliberal ideology and refugee rights. I teach courses in community and social psychology at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

Education

  • PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, 2016 (Social Psychology).
  • M.S., University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, 2012 (Social Psychology).
  • B.A., The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey, 2009 (Psychology).

Research Information

Research Support

  • (Co-PI), Grabe, S. & Dutt, A. , Community mobilization in rural Nicaragua: Transformative changes in women’s political participation., The Reed Foundation: Ruth Landes Grant . $60,000. 2014 to 2016. Status: Completed.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Grabe, S., Dutt, A., & Dworkin, S. L. (2014). Women’s community mobilization and well- being: Local resistance to global and local social inequities in Nicaragua and Tanzania. Journal of Community Psychology, 42, 379-397.
  • Dutt, A., & Grabe, S., (2014). Activism, marginality and psychology: Narratives of three women committed to social change. Qualitative Psychology, 1, 107-122.
  • Grabe, S., Grose, R., & Dutt, A. (2015). Land and gendered violence: Local activism, women’s human rights, and social justice in Nicaragua and Tanzania. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39, 7-19.
  • Grabe, S., & Dutt, A. (2015). Counter narratives, the psychology of liberation, and the evolution of a women’s social movement in Nicaragua. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21, 89-105.
  • Dutt, A., Grabe, S., & Castro, M. (2016). Exploring links between women's business ownership and empowerment among Maasai women in Tanzania. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 16, 363-386.
  • Dutt, A., & Grabe, S. (2017). Gender ideology and social transformation: Using Mixed Methods to Explore Processes of Ideological Change and the Promotion of Women’s Human Rights in Tanzania. Sex Roles, 77, 309–324.

Book Chapters

  • Dutt, A. (2017). Being bold: Building a justice-oriented psychology of women’s human rights. . In S. Grabe (Eds.), Women’s Human Rights: A Social Psychological Perspective on Resistance, Liberation, and Justice. Oxfod, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Dutt, A. (2017). Civic participation, prefigurative politics, and feminist solidarity in rural Nicaragua. In S. Grabe (Eds.), Women’s Human Rights: A Social Psychological Perspective on Resistance, Liberation, and Justice. Oxfod, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Grabe, S., Dutt, A., & Arenas, C. (2017). Land tenure and women’s empowerment and health: A programmatic evaluation of structural change in Nicaragua.. In S. Dworkin, M. Gandhi, & P. Passano (Eds.), In Justice and In Health: A New Era in Women’s Health and Empowerment. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Presentations & Lectures

Paper Presentations

  • Dutt, A. (2017). Prefigurative Politics and Feminist Research Methods in Rural Nicaragua. , Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Albuquerque, New Mexico..
  • Dutt, A. (2017). Grassroots Organizations, Feminist Solidarity, and Women’s Rights. , Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Albuquerque, New Mexico..
  • Dutt, A. (2017). Exploring the links between women’s involvement in business cooperatives and empowerment among Maasai women in Tanzania. , Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Women in Psychology, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. [Invited talk].
  • Dutt, A. (2016). Grassroots organizations, community participation, and promoting women’s rights. , Paper Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Warsaw, Poland..
  • Dutt, A. (2016). Mobilizing an ethic of care: Creating change in rural Nicaragua, Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Minneapolis, Minnesota..
  • Dutt, A. & Grabe, S. (2015). Resisting exclusion in the neoliberal age: The role of a community organization in supporting Maasai women's political participation. , Paper presented at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Lowell, MA..
  • Dutt, A. & Grabe, S. (2015). Business cooperatives and empowerment among Maasai women in Tanzania., Poster presented at the Policy Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Washington, DC..
  • Dutt, A., Toolis, E., & Kohfeldt, D. (2014). Navigating the field: Strategies for gaining access and building partnerships. , Interactive discussion facilitated at the Biennial Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Portland, Oregon..
  • Dutt, A. & Grabe, S. (2014). Counter narrative, rights, and liberation in the Nicaraguan Women's Movement. , Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Portland, Oregon..
  • Grabe, S. & Dutt, A. (2014). Democratization agendas: Systemic power and women’s civic participation in Tanzania. , Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Portland, Oregon..
  • Castro, M., Dutt, A., & Grabe, S. (2014). “De-Facing” Power and reducing partner violence: Maasai women and landownership. , Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Study of Psychological Issues, Portland, OR..

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2016 to 2017, Visiting Assistant Professor, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
  • 2017Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.