Anjali Dutt

Anjali Nichole Dutt

Assistant Professor

Edwards Center

4130C EDWARDS 1

A&S Psychology - 0376

Professional Summary

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)

Positions and Work Experience

2016 -2017 Visiting Assistant Professor, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota

2017 - Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Research Support

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

Grant: #URS Dutt New Faculty Development Award – 2017/18 Investigators:Dutt, Anjali 06-01-2018 -06-30-2019 UC's Research Support URS Dutt New Faculty Development Award – 2017/18 Role:PI $2,500.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #CNCS 18REHOH001 Investigators:Dutt, Anjali; Jacquez, Farrah 10-01-2018 -09-30-2020 Corporation for National and Community Service Civic Action for Refugee Empowerment in Cincinnati Role:PI $99,730.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #Visionary Grant Investigators:Dutt, Anjali 02-01-2019 -01-31-2020 American Psychological Association Beyond Refuge: Promoting Psychological Well-being and Community Support among Refugees Role:PI $19,268.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

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 Chapter

Dutt, A. (2017 ) Being bold: Building a justice-oriented psychology of women’s human rights. 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 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 Justice and In Health: A New Era in Women’s Health and Empowerment. .Berkeley, CA, University of California Press

Presentations

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..

Contact Information

duttal@ucmail.uc.edu