Piyali Bhattacharya is currently an Editorial Assistant at Yale Press. She grew up in Westchester, New York and graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2007 with a double major in English Literature and South Asia Studies (completed at the University of Pennsylvania).
She then moved to New Delhi where she worked as Theatre Editor at Time Out Delhi magazine.
She left Delhi for London in the fall of 2008, where she pursued as Masters Degree in Critical Mass Media and Culture Studies, with a concentration in Gender Studies.
She then moved back to New York where she freelanced Asian interest pieces for the Wall Street Journal blog, Speakeasy, and wrote her own column on South Asian-American feminisms called EGO Femme for the online magazine EGO Mag.
She currently lives in New Haven, CT and uses every free minute she has towards completing this project!
Josephine Tsui is currently working with theIDLgroup as a gender consultant. She has worked for clients such as the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Union and the Department For International Development. Her work centers on women’s rights, economic sovereignty and food security. Examples of her work include advising the Vietnamese government on their gender policies on land, advising the government in Malawi on the social impact of rural roads, and advising NGOs such as the Huariou Commission on the impacts of a global feminist civil society.
She’s a Jill-of-many-trades as she has incorporated feminism into her life in many ways. She has been the president of the society “Women in Science and Engineering in Canadian Universities,” which has led to designing food security business programs for women in rural Ghana. Because of this and other accomplishments, she was a finalist for the Sauve Scholars Program in Canada.