Microcredit groups in India
Micro instritutions of democracy in rural India
SHG based rural development groups
Gender and Development
Introduction to Sociology
Education and Professional Experience
Ph.D., Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Sociology, 2008
M.A., Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 1999
B.A., Presidency College, Kolkata, India, Sociology, 1997
Selected Papers and Publications
Sanyal, Paromita. 2014. Credit to Capabilities: A Sociological Study of Microcredit Groups in India. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
Sanyal, Paromita. 2015. "Group-based Microcredit and Emergent Inequality in Social Capital: Why Socio-Religious Composition Matters." Qualitative Sociology 38(2): 103-137.
Sanyal, Paromita. 2015. "The Role of Emotions in Deliberative Development." Pp. 167-191 in Development and Deliberation: Rethinking the Role of Voice and Collective Action in Unequal Societies, edited by Patrick Heller and Vijayendra Rao. World Bank Group: Washington DC.
Rao, Vijayendra, and Paromita Sanyal. 2010. "Dignity through Discourse: Poverty and the Culture of Deliberation in Indian Village Democracies." The Annals of the American Association for Political and Social Sciences 629: 146-172.
Sanyal, Paromita. 2009. "From Credit to Collective Action: The Role of Microfinance in Promoting Women's Social Capital and Normative Influence." American Sociological Review 74(4): 529-550.
Sanyal, Paromita. 2006. "Capacity Building through Partnerships: Intermediary Nongovernmental Organizations as Local and Global Actors." Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 35(1): 66-82.
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) grant Research Project Title: Poverty and Empowerment Impacts of the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project Role: Co-PI Grant amount: $480,000. 3ie is a non-profit organization supporting evaluation research on development programs.