Amrita Kumar-Ratta

Amrita Kumar-Ratta

BA (Hons.), MGA, PhD (ABD)
Arts, Geography and Planning; Dalla Lana School of Public Health; Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy


Amrita Kumar-Ratta is a PhD Candidate in Human Geography at the University of Toronto. She is also pursuing collaborative specializations in South Asian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and in Global Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Amrita’s research explores the feminist political geographies of reproductive control and justice in ‘Punjabi Canada’, and incorporates a range of creative methodologies, including arts-based storytelling techniques. With her project Amrita seeks to contribute to the geographic knowledge production about Punjabi femininity in Canada, and to decolonial and co-creative research processes and practices within and beyond the academy.

In addition to being a graduate researcher, Amrita is also a creative writer and arts educator, anti-racism strategist, and community facilitator. Her work is focused around themes of intersectional feminism and gender equity; migration, mobility, and the diasporic experience; and transformative community development and healing justice. She is the Founder & Creator of Shades of Brown Girl, a global storytelling platform for South Asian women.

Research areas of interest:

colonial histories of sexual/reproductive health; sexual/reproductive wellbeing among South Asians in Canada; qualitative research methodologies

Research Themes:

Reproductive Infectious Diseases Woman's Cancer Sexual and Reproductive Health Global Health

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