Sondra Hausner is University Lecturer in the Study of Religion at Oxford. She was previously course lecturer for the MPhil in Migration Studies at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and is also affiliated the Brown University’s Population Studies and Training Center.
Sondra holds an AB from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs and a PhD in sociocultural anthropology from Cornell University. She has consulted for the World Bank to measure the empowerment of women and low-caste groups in South Asia; the United Nations to promote public awareness on gender-based violence; the Asia Foundation on women’s participation in conflict resolution; and Save the Children on the experiences and treatment of women migrants, and the policy discourse around trafficking.
Current research focuses on migrant religion and diaspora constructions of space. Policy interests centre on global nurse migration and post-conflict state reconstruction in Nepal.