Spoorthi Gangadikar is a fully-funded PhD candidate in sociology at the Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis. She is primarily attached to Labtop – CRESPPA (Laboratoire des Théories du Politique -Centre de recherches sociologiques et politiques de Paris) in Paris and also associated with CESAH (Centre d’Études Sud Asiatiques et Himalayennes) in Paris and CSH (Centre de sciences humaines) in New Delhi.

Her current thesis looks into the various ways in which privatization has impacted the schooling system of India, particularly the states of Rajasthan and Karnataka. Concepts such as social inequalities, access to education, school choice, discrimination and segregation are central to her work. She has a research master’s in education sciences (sciences de l’éducation) from Université Paris Cité (Paris) and a research master’s in Asian studies (études asiatiques) from École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales (Paris).

Her prior work experience in the Indian education system include 2 years working as an education consultant in an organization that supported public school teachers in Rajasthan and 2 years as an educator of French and English languages in Karnataka.


Lille, France, 2020 – Presented the paper « Le vécu des jeunes enseignants indiens face aux inégalités sociales » at the « Formation des enseignant.e.s et lutte contre les inégalités (FELIS) » seminar at INSPÉ de l’académie de Lille.

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