Sneha Gole is an Assistant Professor at the KSP Women’s Studies Centre, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India. Her broad areas of research include contemporary social movements, with a special focus on women's movements, gender and culture and contemporary gender concerns in India, particularly the issue of declining child sex ratios. She was awarded the Avaben Wadia Archives Fellowship for documenting 'young' feminist voices. In the last ten years, as part of the team at the centre, she has been a part of many research studies which have been exploring the question of higher education in India. She worked on the 'Champions of Higher Education' project, supported by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), which investigated the drivers for educational attainment of first generation learner girl students in five districts of Maharashtra. She was also part of the team for the research project, ‘Inclusive Universities: Linking Equity, Diversity and Excellence for the 21st Century’, supported under US-Indo Initiative during 2013-2017 in collaboration with University of Massachusetts, Amherst, which undertook the campus climate survey of university campus. Sneha has been involved in teaching and designing courses and developing of bilingual learning-teaching material, including translation, building digital resources in regional languages, developing manuals and other pedagogical material to translate critical Gender studies knowledge for diverse audiences, centre-student publications which encourage and guide students to become knowledge-producers, etc. She has been an active member of gender sensitization activities on the university campus, including trainings on sexual harassment at the workplace and safety audits.
Sneha Gole.Department of Women and Gender Studies,
Savitribai Phule Pune University.