Dr. Gita Rajan
Professor of English
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Gita Rajan, Ph.D., professor of English in the College of Arts & Sciences, interviewed by the News 12 television program 'Education Notebook'
Dr. Rajan discussed "Impact India 2021: Elevating the Value of Women and Girls in Society," a project she co-directed with Fr. Richard Ryscavage, S.J., director of Fairfield's Center for Faith and Public Life. Led by the Center for Faith and Public Life, the project involves a pilot study that explored how gender dynamics and family pressures in India have resulted in the birth of a significantly greater number of boys than girls. Fairfield professors hope "Impact India" will ultimately lead to concrete projects in education and workforce development for young people. A phase two of the research is also in the works.
Appeared on News 12 Connecticut on 5/5/12
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Dr. Gita Rajan was interviewed for the program, "All Things Considered," about a very important pilot study that she oversaw with Fr. Richard Ryscavage, S.J. Led by Fairfield University's Center for Faith and Public Life, the pilot study, is very different from past studies that were exclusively quantitative in nature. Fairfield University's innovative survey included qualitative components to better understand how gender dynamics and family pressures in India lead to the birth of a significantly greater number of boys than girls.
Appeared on WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio - "All Things Considered" in 3/12