2 May 2019
The SSAI is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Sanjukta Ghosh as Honorary Artistic Director. Sanjukta is a Commonwealth Scholarship-funded (ACU) doctorate in modern history from SOAS and has worked in funded research projects on agrarian history, food politics, technology and international development. She has academic, business, media and outreach publications as well as international advocacy experience in networking roles within the charity sector. In the UK, she has worked as an editor and a country analyst in the publishing industry; policy and advocacy research coordinator of European non-government interventions against caste-based discrimination, and for a consortium of advocacy organisations for unrepresented indigenous minorities at the UN, UK and EU parliamentary levels. In the course of her work, she was given a citizen’s award from Jharkhand for her social and educational work among Dalits. She has been a research grant consultant to network and membership-based organisations in India, UK and Europe. In the UK, she served local government multicultural committees, faith forums and has been an invited public speaker for community organisations.
At SSAI, since 2016, Sanjukta has been involved with conceptual planning and production of numerous cultural events and performances that have received national and international media coverage. She now joins as honorary artistic director with her passion for social justice and creative expressions to develop future partnerships with the cultural sector and contribute to diaspora engagement.