Sundari Anitha is Professor of Gender, Violence and Work at the University of Lincoln. Her research interests lie in two areas: the problem of violence against women and girls (VAWG) including domestic violence, forced marriage, sexual violence and gender-based violence in university communities; and gender, race and ethnicity in employment relations. She has published three books, and more than sixty journal articles, research reports and book chapters across these two research areas.
She is a trustee of Asha (a ‘by and for’ domestic abuse service for South Asian women), Associate Editor of Women’s Studies International Forum and serves on the editorial boards of Violence Against Women and British Journal of Criminology. She has previously managed a Women’s Aid refuge and been engaged in activism and policymaking to tackle VAWG for over two decades. Anitha was also a member of the Research Excellence Framework 2021 Sociology sub panel.