Ina joined Oxford University's School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography as Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in September 2015. In 2014 she received her doctorate in Development Studies from the University of Oxford where her research focused on processes of socio-cultural change and norm (re)-making in conflict and post-conflict societies.
Ina’s postdoctoral research project will explore how wide-scale outmigration from Nepal (the third biggest receiver of remittances in the world) reconstitutes kinship, gender, and inter-generational relations in the communities of origin and examine how kinship ties are sustained in the situation of transnational mobility.
Prior to joining ISCA, Ina worked with Young Lives as a research assistant. While at Young Lives she worked on the intersection of child work and schooling in Ethiopia, on food and hunger in children's everyday lives in Ethiopia, and on children's schooling, marital and job trajectories in Vietnam.