Natasha Chhabra is a researcher in the fields of sociology and international development. Her research interests include race & migration, immigrant and transnational families, and gender and work. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Natasha received her first Masters degree in International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and her second MA in Sociology from the University of Maryland. She has worked in international migration policy research and advocacy in South Asia at various levels of government, private sector, and for international and multilateral organisations. In recent years she has gained expertise in large-scale survey research while working for the India Human Development Survey (IHDS). She was also recently awarded a competitive fellowship at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, Canada (2020-2021) where she contributed to the Democracy and Inclusive Governance division's mandate of providing research support and funding to building more equitable societies and advocating for localization of research in the Global South. She is the co-author of “Migration Matters: Mobility in a Globalizing World” published by the Oxford University Press in 2016.

Areas of Interest

  • Demography; migration; gender and development


  • MA
    MA Sociology, University of Maryland
  • MSc
    MSc International Development Economics, London School of Economics, UK
  • BA
    Economics, Fergusson College, University of Pune, India
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