We are pleased to inform you that Bapu Vaitla has been appointed a “Visiting Fellow” at the Feinstein International Center.
Bapu Vaitla is a food security researcher focused on the causes of child undernutrition. His work is split into three major areas: 1) household-level determinants of rural undernutrition and food insecurity; 2) the political economy of child nutrition, especially of agriculture and social protection policy; and 3) theoretical modeling of cooperation in intra-household and community network contexts. He has experience in econometric modeling, household survey design and analysis, and participatory qualitative research methods. He has in-depth country-specific knowledge of Brazil, where he was a Fulbright Scholar in 2013-14; India, where he conducted research as a David L. Boren Fellow on federal and state-level nutritional and food security policies; and Ethiopia, where as a Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellow he analyzed productive safety nets and foreign assistance programs. Bapu has a PhD in International Relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a M.S. in International Agricultural Development from the University of California-Davis.
Bapu has worked with Dan Maxwell on several projects and will continue collaborating with Dan on future proposals. Please join in welcoming Bapu to the Center and feel free to contact him firstname.lastname@example.org.