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Tanvi Ahuja

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    2015 Spring
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    PhD; Masters

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  1. Anyone applying to schools in Canada for gender studies? I want to apply for PhD but the sense I am getting is that schools like UBC, York, SFU require prior studies in gender/ women's studies/ feminist theory. I have a masters in Social work and experience of working with women and children. Am I eligible for a phd in gender?
  2. I am looking to start applying for a PhD for Fall 2015 in the US and Canada. A little bit about my background... I did a BA (Hons) Economics from University of Delhi, India and then worked for two years as a Financial Research Associate at D. E. Shaw India. Following the corporate stint, I switched to the social sector and went on to do my Masters in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India with a semester specialization in Criminology and Justice and a dessertation on rehabilitation of children rescued from prostitution. Currently I am working with the State Government of Odisha in the area of rural development. I want to go for a doctorate and I have the following doubts: 1) How important is work experience and the number of years of experience for a PhD? I will be completing a year and half in rural development at the end of 2014. 2) do I start zeroing in on schools based on the basis of the PhD topic (say gender, caste etc.) I am interested in and then see if it falls under anthropology, sociology, or political sciences OR should i zero in on the science and school and then think of potential PhD topics? 3) I see a strong psychiatric social work foothold in PhD programs in social work in the US. Are there other specific areas getting substantial funding in social work in the US/ Canada? 4) any particular school you would like to suggest considering my background and interest areas. Looking forward to hearing from anyone!
  3. I am a Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. Currently I am working in the government, specially rural development, sector. I am sure I want to pursue studies after a year or so in the U.S., but I am not sure if I should pursue a PhD in Social Work or do another Masters, say in Public Policy or Public Admin. Thoughts??
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