Diotima Chattoraj

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Doctoral Studies- Ruhr University Bochum PhD and Research FellowSingaporehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/diotima-chattoraj-phd-94a9b077/diotima.chattoraj@gmail.com
Actively looking for a research position in sociology with a focus on migration/diaspora/refugee studies or in some NonGovernmental organizations. - PhD with distinction (magna cum laude) from the department of International Development Studies (IEE) at Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany. - More than five years of experience in development studies focusing on South Asian migration and resettlement. - Strong understanding of different concepts of sociology, especially the different notions of home and belonging. - Strong analytical and excellent scientific writing skills along with well-developed verbal and written communication skills. MY DOCTORAL STUDY - Is based on the different kinds of attachments that displaced Sri Lankan Tamils have to their places of origin in post-war days. - Uses the post-conflict areas of Colombo and rural Jaffna along with Chennai and Trichy to conduct formal and informal interviews following qualitative research methods. - Interviewing both self-settled displaced persons and those in camps made me capable of working with minimal supervision and under immense tension and pressure. LANGUAGE SKILLS - Communication skills in English, Bengali, and Hindi at the highest level. - Basic knowledge of German, Tamil and French. OTHER WORK EXPERIENCES - Work experiences in a couple of non-profit organizations including UNICEF, USA, and UNWOMEN, Singapore. - Half a year of experience in a real estate firm in India as a tele-executive. - Have always shown interest in reaching out to scientific communities and to the broader audience through various activities like organizing seminars and participating in research workshops and radio discussion meetings.
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