Dhooleka S. Raj
Jury Co-Chair
Anthropologist, Thailand

Dr Dhooleka Sarhadi Raj is an anthropologist whose work addresses migrant mobilities, global citizenship, and social cohesion with a focus on South Asia. Dr. Raj is author of Where are you from? Middle Class Migrants in the Modern World (University of California Press). She previously served as the Associate Chair of South Asian Studies, Yale University, and has held Fellowships at Harvard and The University of Cambridge. Dr. Raj has conducted fieldwork in India, England, USA, Singapore and has lived in Tokyo, Sydney, London, New York, Dubai and Bangkok. She has taught undergraduate and graduate students at Yale, Harvard and Cambridge. She holds a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Cambridge. She is an active volunteer in international schools, currently serving as Co-Chair of the High School Principal Forum (ISB). Previous roles roles have included supporting school efforts in digital citizenship, Model United Nations, and various efforts to promote the lifelong joy of reading and writing. She currently serves as Neev Book Award Jury Co-Chair (since June 2020).