Dhooleka Sarhadi Raj is an anthropologist (Ph.D. Cambridge) and author of Where are you from? Middle Class Migrants in the Modern World (University of California Press). Her research addresses migrant mobilities, global citizenship, and social cohesion with a focus on South Asia for which she conducted fieldwork in India, England, USA, Singapore. Dr. Raj was the Associate Chair of South Asian Studies at Yale and held Fellowships at Harvard and The University of Cambridge. She has taught undergraduate and graduate students at Yale, Harvard and Cambridge.

A global nomad, Dr Raj has lived in Tokyo, Sydney, London, New York, Dubai and currently calls Bangkok home. She has been a reading advocate in five international schools across three continents. She is an active volunteer and supports efforts to build conversations between children, schools and parents on digital citizenship, Model United Nations, mindfulness, and an advocate for events that support the lifelong joys of reading and writing. Since 2020, she has served as Chair of the High School Principal Forum (ISB) and on Neev Book Award Jury since 2018 and in the role of Co-Chair during what will (hopefully soon) be those crazy pandemic years (2020,2021).

Dr Raj is passionate about poetry and is deeply interested and involved in gathering firsthand stories about India’s partition.

Jury | 2018-Present
Jury Co-chair | 2020, 2021