Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management

Dr Jagriti Tanwar

  • Qualifications: PhD, Sociology, University of Göttingen, Germany, November 2015.
  • Role Title: Research Fellow
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Building Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 2392 84 4177
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  • Department: Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management
  • Faculty: Faculty of Business and Management


I joined the Portsmouth Business School as a Research Fellow in October 2017. I am a Sociologist specialising in quantitative research on labour markets, career and organizational inequalities with particular focus on gender inequality. Prior to joining the University of Portsmouth, I was a VINNMER-Marie Curie Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Sweden. I have been a visiting fellow at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg, the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development in New Delhi, the Centre for Gender Studies at Karlstad University, Sweden and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies, Netherlands. I hold an M.A. and M.Phil. in Sociology from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and completed my PhD in Sociology at the University of Göttingen, Germany in November 2015.


My main research interests include gender inequalities in labour markets and organizations; quantitative research methods, particularly event history analysis and regression models and; survey methods in developing countries. I was awarded VINNMER- Marie Curie grant by the Swedish funding agency VINNOVA to conduct research on “Gendered Careers”. My PhD research which analysed interfirm mobility behaviour of young women in the IT-ITES sector in India and the influence of family events such as marriage and childbirth on women’s job changing decisions was financed through the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. I was also awarded Swedish Institute Guest PhD research scholarship. I am currently working in a team that examines Gender Inequality in HEIs in the UK. My research interest also expands to studying employability of young people in developing countries. In particular, I am interested in exploring how gender norms, gender roles and violence against women influence employability and create gendered perceptions of employability and, how this, in turn, aggravates women’s challenges to access paid work.


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