Sundari Anitha is Reader at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lincoln. She has researched and written in the two areas of labour market experiences of South Asian women in the UK, and on violence against women and girls in the UK and India. Her recent publications include articles on South Asian women’s participation in industrial disputes at Grunwick and Gate Gourmet, forced marriage, marriage migrants’ experiences of domestic violence in the UK, transnational abandonment of women and gender-based violence in university communities. She has carried out research in the UK and in India.
She previously managed a Women’s Aid refuge and worked as an Advice Worker for Asha Projects, a specialist refuge for survivors of domestic violence. She has been active in campaigns and policy-making to address violence against women since 1999.