Indian Fulbright Junior Research Program 2005 Ė 06 alumna, Dr. Shanthie Mariet DíSouza has edited a book, Afghanistan in Transition. This book addresses critical gaps in the ongoing transition process by bringing together varied Afghan voices to set the agenda. It also suggests an alternate course of action by setting a forward looking agenda beyond 2014. It will also enable the academic and policy discourse on the prospects of effective transition and long term stabilization of Afghanistan. DíSouza is one of the few women scholars worldwide who are working on Afghanistan. She has frequently travelled to various provinces in Afghanistan for her field research.


As a Fulbright Fellow, DíSouza worked on International Relations with special reference to American Studies at the South Asia Studies Program, The Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. Earlier an Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses at New Delhi, she is currently Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore.


Shanthie DíSouza with Fawzia Koofi, MP from Badakshan during one of her field research trips to Kabul in June 2012