Economics PhD Candidate Leila Gautham Earns 2020 Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award
The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award, Leila Gautham, a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at the UMass Amherst.
The Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award is named in honor of the founder of Re:Gender (formerly the National Council for Research on Women), a U.S.-based gender research institution that merged with ICRW in 2016. Mariam was a leader in shaping and launching the women’s studies academic and research movements in the United States and around the world. Through the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award, Mariam’s work fostering high-level scholarship and promoting mentorship continues through its support of a first-generation doctoral student conducting research to advance gender equality and social inclusion.
In its fourth year administering (seventh year overall) the Mariam K. Chamberlain Award, ICRW is proud to honor a researcher who is focusing her research on the intersections of gender, care and development.
Leila works on issues of unpaid care, gender pay gaps and household bargaining power in India. She is also interested in the devaluation of paid care and wage inequality in the United States. Leila was previously at the Center for Economic Studies and Planning at Jawaharlal Nehru University.