Dr Archana Voola

Ewing Postdoctoral Research Scholar

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 02 86217051

Website ASAP Oceania

Biographical details

Dr Archana Preeti Voola researches and teaches in the Social Work and Policy Studies program at the University of Sydney.

Research interests

Her primary research interests are in the area of gender based inequalities, social policy, social innovation and critical comparative research. Her current research project explores food wellbeing and social inclusion in ultra-poverty programs in rural South India.

Teaching and supervision

Teaching experience

The University of Sydney, Faculty of Education and Social Work

SCWK3007 - Social Justice, Social Citizenship and Social Work

EDUF3026 – Global Poverty and Education

University of Notre Dame

SO101 - Introduction to Sociology

Supervision experience

The University of Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

SCLG6914 (Internship research elective)

Current projects

International Program Development Fund (AUD $ 21,000) project titled ‘Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Ultra Poor program (UPP) in India ‘. A community development research project is a collaboration between researchers from the University of Sydney, Temple University US and a large NGO in South India.

Transformative Consumer Research Grant (AUD $ 1,000) titled ‘Food Well Being in Poverty: A Transformative Consumer Research Perspective’ in association with academics from the business faculties of the University of Sydney and Monash University. This is a pilot study on Food wellbeing in contexts of poverty.

Associations

· Sydney Social Justice Network (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney)

· Academics Stand Against Poverty (Oceania Chapter)

· Social Policy Research Network (Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney

· The Comparative and International Education (CoInEd) Research Network (Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney)

· The Women and Work Research Group (Business School, The University of Sydney)

· Poverty Alleviation and Profitability Research Group (Business School, The University of Sydney)

· The Australian Sociological Association

· Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research

· Society for International Development

Awards and honours

Australian Postgraduate Award 2012-2014

Ewing Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015

In the media

India World Magazine , November 2012 published by the University of Sydney ‘Small is beautiful’. http://sydney.edu.au/global-engagement/uploads/indiamagazine.pdf

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Voola (née Jetti), A., Beavis, K., Mundkur, A. (2017). A "fair go" in the lucky country? Gender equality and the Australian case. In A. Ortenblad, R. Marling & S. Vasiljevic (Eds.), Gender equality in a global perspective. London: Routledge.

Journals

  • Voola (née Jetti), A. (2016). Gendered poverty and education: Moving beyond access to expanding freedoms through microfinance policy in India and Australia. International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 15(1), 84-104.
  • Goodwin, S., Voola (née Jetti), A. (2013). Framing microfinance in Australia - gender neutral or gender blind? Australian Journal of Social Issues, 48(2), 223-239.
  • Voola (née Jetti), A. (2013). The Sustainability of What?: The challenge for microfinance in Australia. Third Sector Review, 19(1), 127-146. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Voola, A., Voola, R. (2014). Poverty alleviation whilst making profits: "Voices" from the base of the pyramid. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2014, Brisbane: Anzmac. [More Information]
  • Voola (née Jetti), A. (2012). Gender inequalities: Enduring and emerging paradigms. Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2012: Local Lives/Global Networks (TASA 2012), Hawthorn, Victoria: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Voola (née Jetti), A. (2012). Sustainability and Microfinance: The challenge for Australia. Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research Biennial Conference 2012: Sustainability and the Third Sector.
  • Voola (née Jetti), A., Voola, R. (2012). Understanding how marketing can really help the poor: Viewing Bottom of the Pyramid with Sen's Capability Lens. Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2012 - Sharing the Cup of Knowledge, Adelaide, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC).
  • Goodwin, S., Voola (née Jetti), A. (2011). Framing microfinance in Australia –Gender neutral or gender blind? 12th Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) 2011 - Social Policy in a Complex World.
  • Voola (née Jetti), A. (2011). Microfinance, Gender and the Commons: Current Challenges and Future Possibilities. IASC 2011 : Sustaining Commons, Sustaining our Future. 13th Biennial Conference, Online: International Association for the Study of the Commons.
  • Voola (née Jetti), A. (2010). Assessing Poverty and Well-being in Australia: Potential of the Capability Paradigm. The annual conference of the Australian Sociological Association TASA 2010, Australia: The Australian Sociological Society.
  • Voola (née Jetti), A. (2010). Combating Child Labor: Strength Based Strategies. Coping Resilience & Hope Building, Asia Pacific Regional Conference.

2017

  • Voola (née Jetti), A., Beavis, K., Mundkur, A. (2017). A "fair go" in the lucky country? Gender equality and the Australian case. In A. Ortenblad, R. Marling & S. Vasiljevic (Eds.), Gender equality in a global perspective. London: Routledge.

2016

  • Voola (née Jetti), A. (2016). Gendered poverty and education: Moving beyond access to expanding freedoms through microfinance policy in India and Australia. International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 15(1), 84-104.

2014

  • Voola, A., Voola, R. (2014). Poverty alleviation whilst making profits: "Voices" from the base of the pyramid. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2014, Brisbane: Anzmac. [More Information]

2013

  • Goodwin, S., Voola (née Jetti), A. (2013). Framing microfinance in Australia - gender neutral or gender blind? Australian Journal of Social Issues, 48(2), 223-239.
  • Voola (née Jetti), A. (2013). The Sustainability of What?: The challenge for microfinance in Australia. Third Sector Review, 19(1), 127-146. [More Information]

2012

  • Voola (née Jetti), A. (2012). Gender inequalities: Enduring and emerging paradigms. Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2012: Local Lives/Global Networks (TASA 2012), Hawthorn, Victoria: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Voola (née Jetti), A. (2012). Sustainability and Microfinance: The challenge for Australia. Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research Biennial Conference 2012: Sustainability and the Third Sector.
  • Voola (née Jetti), A., Voola, R. (2012). Understanding how marketing can really help the poor: Viewing Bottom of the Pyramid with Sen's Capability Lens. Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2012 - Sharing the Cup of Knowledge, Adelaide, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC).

2011

  • Goodwin, S., Voola (née Jetti), A. (2011). Framing microfinance in Australia –Gender neutral or gender blind? 12th Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) 2011 - Social Policy in a Complex World.
  • Voola (née Jetti), A. (2011). Microfinance, Gender and the Commons: Current Challenges and Future Possibilities. IASC 2011 : Sustaining Commons, Sustaining our Future. 13th Biennial Conference, Online: International Association for the Study of the Commons.

2010

  • Voola (née Jetti), A. (2010). Assessing Poverty and Well-being in Australia: Potential of the Capability Paradigm. The annual conference of the Australian Sociological Association TASA 2010, Australia: The Australian Sociological Society.
  • Voola (née Jetti), A. (2010). Combating Child Labor: Strength Based Strategies. Coping Resilience & Hope Building, Asia Pacific Regional Conference.

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