Pragya Agarwal

Genres: Interviewer

Pragya Agarwal is an academic and writer, and founder of a research think-tank investigating global inequalities. She is currently a visiting professor of social inequities and injustice in the UK, and holds fellowships from University of Oxford, Newnham College (Cambridge), Churchill Trust, British Library/Eccles Center for The Americas, Fulbright Commission, and Royal Literary Foundation. She is the author of four widely acclaimed non-fiction books including Sway (which was Guardian ‘Book of the Week’), Hysterical and (M)otherhood, and her writing has also appeared widely in The Guardian, New Scientist, Wired, Scientific American, Times Literary Supplement, Literary Hub, amongst others. Pragya has been awarded the Transmission Prize for ‘making complex scientific ideas accessible’ and Crucible NESTA award for ‘innovative inter-disciplinary work’, and received funding from Royal Society, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, Society of Authors, and Royal Society of Literature for her work. Pragya was born in India and now lives in Tipperary with her family.

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