Mekhala Krishnamurthy is currently leading a major interdisciplinary & comparative research project on agricultural markets, agro-commodity networks & farmers’ incomes in Punjab, Bihar & Odisha. She is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research and Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Ashoka University. She has trained at Harvard University, the University of Cambridge and at University College London, where she completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology as a UCL Global Excellence Scholar. She is also a Non-Resident Scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research, publications, policy & professional engagements include a wide range of subjects - women's courts & dispute resolution, community health workers & public health systems, agriculture & agricultural markets, water, livelihood security & land acquisition. Her doctoral research & current book project explores the changing social, economic & political lives & relationships of an agricultural market/mandi in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.