Dr. Julie Ajinkya
Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress
Julie Ajinkya is a Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress, where she works on a project called Progress 2050 that develops new ideas for an increasingly diverse America. Her work focuses on gender, race, ethnic and immigration politics, and pays particular attention to the changing demographics of multicultural societies such as the United States and Western Europe.
Prior to joining American Progress, she was a research fellow and policy analyst at Gender Action, where she focused on the gendered impacts of International Financial Institution investments in the developing world. She was also a New Voices Fellow from 2003 to 2005 at the Institute for Policy Studies, where she coordinated the national outreach for the institute’s "Foreign Policy in Focus" project.
Julie earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in government from Cornell University and a B.A. in political science from Amherst College. Her dissertation looked at emerging networks of Muslim women’s rights activists in both the United Kingdom and United States who campaigned against gender-based violence.