Vineetha Venugopal

Senior Research Assistant

Qualifications:  MA Social Work in Community Organisation and Development Practice, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (2015-17)
B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering, Government College of Engineering, Kannur (2004-2008)


At Dakshin, I work with fishing communities  in Ganjam, Odisha to explore ways of strengthening their claims over coastal and marine commons. Prior to joining Dakshin, I worked as a project associate with  a Bangalore based digital justice organisation. There, I worked with an urban community on a community data project that aimed to create a proof-of-concept spatial data platform mapping their WASH infrastructure. Over the years, I have become increasingly interested in  research and advocacy on commons – be it digital, forest or coastal. My other areas of interest include gender and sexuality, mental health and the need for safe spaces, digital economy, labour movements and anarcho-communism. I am also an avid fan-fiction reader.

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