Prof. Rainuka Dagar is a research professional focusing on two separate fields: gender and methodologies in citizen security and safety. She has served as Director Gender Unit at the Institute for Development and Communications (2009-2018) and was the Global Program Director (2012-2015) for Justice sector reforms where she collaborated with the civil society and governments to improve police service delivery.
Her publications include a book published by Routledge, ‘Gender Identity and Violence: Female Deselection in India’ (2014), co-authored work on Mapping Criminal Justice Delivery in India (2009); Victims of Militancy (2001), besides more than fifty research reports.
She has assisted and advised policy-making and reform efforts at the national and state level, India. She was an advisor to Chairman on National Sub-Committee to Devise Pathways to improve conditions of Schools, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (2016); Member, Haryana Governance Reforms Authority (2017-18). As a Professor, she has developed and taught Research Methods, Gender Rights and Policy at the national and international levels. (ICSSR 2018; SPP, Central European University,2013-15, CYP 2000).
Prof. Dagar is a Ph.D. from Panjab University, Chandigarh,(1999), a post-graduate from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai(1990), and a graduate from Lady Sri Ram (LSR), Delhi University(1988). She is an alumnus of the Advanced International Programme on Conflict Resolution (PACS) Uppsala University, Sweden (2001).