Home Town: Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Education: M.Sc. Social and Cultural Psychology in Global Mobility, Inclusion and Diversity in Society(Global- MINDS)
Specific Field Interests: Migration, Mental Health, Feminist Psychology, Political Psychology, Action Research
Placement: Turn Your Concern Into Action (TYCIA) Foundation in New Delhi, Delhi
Area of Focus: Livelihoods

Fellowship Project: Design and implement a long-term impact monitoring and evaluation strategy to further the organization’s criminal justice reform work.

Highlights: Shivranjani is serving as an American India Foundation (AIF) Clinton Fellow with TYCIA Foundation in Delhi. For her fellowship project, she is designing and implementing a long-term impact monitoring and evaluation strategy to further the organization’s criminal justice reform work. Being a social and cultural psychologist by training, Shivranjani has developed a deep inclination towards several social and contemporary issues that can be researched and solved at an interdisciplinary level. Her passion for applying to the AIF Clinton Fellowship emanated from her personal and professional background. Her experience of working as a counsellor and life skills trainer with young people from different backgrounds has given her insights into the subjective lived realities of youth in India from an intersectional perspective. As a primary component of her Master’s degree in social and cultural psychology, she has lived, worked, and studied in four geographically and culturally distinct countries in Europe and Asia. These experiences have facilitated her process of understanding different migration systems and cultural systems in different countries through a gendered lens and given her a holistic perspective on the work conducted at TYCIA Foundation, her fellowship host organization. She is looking forward to serving as an AIF Clinton Fellow as it will provide her an invaluable opportunity to create a more empathetic, hopeful, and kinder society through action research by strengthening the projects to reduce recidivism and induce integration.

Posts by Shivranjani.Gandhi

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Stories from the Field II: Engaging with the Community in Trying Times

During the end of my AIF Clinton Fellowship, another rapid COVID relief initiative was started […]

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Stories from the Field I: Engaging with the Community in Trying Times

My time with the AIF Clinton Fellowship was one with a full scope of vicarious […]

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When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?

Before the pandemic, I felt like my life was in full gear and I spent […]


My Experiences in Pagdandi Yatra: A Rural Immersion Program

Pagdandi Yatra is a two-week rural immersion program, which is held annually amongst the Korku […]


Sports as a Means of Social Harmony and Change

Growing up, I was never much of a sportsperson. I looked at sports as something […]


A Narrative of Vicarious Traumatization and Vicarious Resilience in Prisons

“Without community there is no liberation”. -Audre Lorde (1984) Ever since I was young, I experienced […]

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