S. Irudaya Rajan was a Former Professor at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Kerala (close 40 years of post-graduate experience) Currently, he is the chair of the KNOMAD (The Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development,)World Bank working group on internal migration and urbanization. He is one of the expert committee members to advise the Government of Kerala on Covid-19. He has published in international journals on social, economic, demographic, psychological and political implications of migration on individuals, community, economy and society. He is the editor of the annual series India Migration Report since 2010 and South Asia Migration Report since 2017 published by Routledge. Founder Editor in Chief, Migration and Devleopment (Taylor and Francis).
P Vinoth Kevin is a Master’s Graduate in Economics from Madras Christian College, Chennai. He is currently working as a research associate research fellow at IIMAD (International Institute of Migration and Development). His major areas of research interest include developmental economics, caste, and gender. He was a student leader at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the Economics department at Madras Christian College and earlier worked as a content creator for Maasta Marketing.Pvt.Ltd.
Uthara Geetha is an independent researcher. She is an Erasmus Mundus Scholar of Gender Studies from University of York (UK) and University of Oviedo (Spain). She also holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics from Centre for development. Her main research interest is on the intersectionality of caste, class and gender in Kerala.
Sisira K has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Govt. Art’s College, University of Calicut, and an MA in Economics from Dr. John Matthai Centre University of Calicut. She worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Development Studies Trivandrum before joining the IIMAD. Her areas of research interest in the issues related to migration, mobility, gender, and climate change.
Sreeja’s interests lies in surveying and data management. Prior to that she has worked at the Centre for Development Studies for more than a decade. She has actively been involved in the migration and ageing surveys that have been conducted at CDS .She protects the integrity of IIMAD’s financial roles and works closely with the international organizations to ensure efficient and economical delivery of services.
Migdad’s experience as a return migrant makes him an indispensable part of IIMAD. His administrative and managerial qualities have been guiding the organization as well as the individuals on establishing best practices internally.
Lathika holds a Masters in Sociology from the University of Kerala and Clinical Psychology from the University of Tamil Nadu. She has worked in the capacity of a research assistant in various projects on migration, ageing and health in Kerala funded by Qatar University, Kassel University and the Tata Institute for Social Sciences. She was also a part of the recent study funded by EQUIDEM which focused on understanding the impact of COVID – 19 on GCC migrant workers. Before joining IIMAD, Lathika served as a Research Assistant at the Center for Development Studies, Thiruvanathapuram wherein she was involved in various projects on migration and ageing as field researcher and supervisor. She aims to combine her training in clinical psychology along with her knowledge of sociology to assist the society, especially migrants.
Nelgyn Tennyson holds a Masters in Applied Economics from Pondicherry University (PU) and Population Studies from International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai. Before joining IIMAD, he served as a Research Associate at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram. For a short stint, he was an intern with the Reserve Bank of India, Chennai. . Nelgyn enjoys innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary research approaches in Population Ageing and Health Economics. His research focuses on Long Term Care Issues and Dementia. He is passionate about contributing to neurodegenerative epidemiology.