Joyita Ghose completed the MSc in Contemporary India at Wolfson College in 2009. Her thesis focused on the politics of reservation of seats for women in local urban governing bodies. However, she also wrote on and engaged with debates outside of politics and gender during time at Oxford. After finishing her course she interned for a short time with UNIFEM India and is now working as a Research Associate with the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi. Her current research examines the impact of public – private partnerships in the social sector in India, looking at education and health sectors in particular. She credits her time as a student of Area Studies with providing her an interdisciplinary les with which to examine partnerships between the public and the private sectors in India. Prior to the MSc, she was a student of Political Science at the University of Delhi, where in her spare time she studied Spanish as well.