Nithya Joseph holds a PhD in the Socioeconomics of Development from the EHESS, Paris. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the IFP, on a UK GCRF project ‘Depleted by debt? Focusing a gendered lens on climate, credit, and nutrition in trans-local Cambodia and South India,’ from January 2020 to June 2022. In this role she carried out longitudinal research on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on household finance in rural Tamil Nadu. As an affiliated researcher of the Social Science department, for the academic year 2022-2023, she will complete analysis of the material gathered as part of the completed project in coordination with other co-investigators. During this time she will be based at Princeton University, as an early career research scholar, hosted by the Fung Global Fellows Program.