New Publication on Project Ankur, from 2015 Fellowship Receipients

Srishti Sardana and Marina Marcus, team recipients of the 2015 Fellowship, have received their first publication for Project Ankur, their AC4 sponsored project. The full paper, published in Journal of Clinical Psychology, is available here: “Narratives of Violence, Pathology, and Empowerment: Mental Health Needs Assessment of Home-Based Female Sex Workers in Rural India.

The paper gives an overview of the project, shares excerpts from focus group discussion that was held with home-based sex workers, and also shares a description of the student-researchers’ experience as outsiders entering work with a vulnerable, marginalized population in India.

Final results from the study, developed with analysis on the qualitative data that was collected last August, is still in progress but should also be available soon.

With news of the publication, Ms. Marcus and Ms. Sardana said, “Thank you again (and again and again!) for the support and encouragement you [AC4 staff] provided us over the course of the past year. It has been such a meaningful experience for us, and we’re really proud to share our work with a broader audience.”

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To learn more about Project Ankur, you can read this reflection written and shared by the team after returning from fieldwork in India in August 2015: Here

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