Nina Bhattacharya

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photo by Camilla Finlay

Hello! I’m a writer, educator, and cultural organizer from Michigan, now based in Cambridge, MA. In my current work at the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University, I work with educators and learners to develop multidisciplinary tools and resources that bring messy global challenges to life in the classroom.

I received my M.S. in Global Health & Population from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and was also a 2012-13 Fulbright fellow in Indonesia. My writing has been published in The Toast, The Hairpin, Kajal Magazine, and The Aerogram. 

I co-host and produce the politics and culture podcast, Almirah Radio Hour. I also edit and produce Live Vedanta, a podcast on high thinking and happy living. On the side, I manage outreach for Subcontinental Drift Boston, the first and longest-running South Asian open mic in the city. In my free time, I experiment with clumsy collages (like the ones you see on this website).

Currently, I study Kathak dance under Gretchen Hayden, senior disciple of Pandit Chitresh Das. I previously completed my Arangetram in Bharatanatyam classical dance under Ashoka Rao.

You can find me on Twitter, at @onlynina, and on Instagram, at @radio.rani.