Monica Biradavolu is the CEO and Founder of QualAnalytics and is a Scholar-in-Residence at American University. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Duke University, and has held academic appointments at Yale, Duke and American University. She studies the implementation of development projects globally with a sociological lens. She has researched HIV/AIDS interventions with sex workers in India, conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraqi Kurdistan, multisector nutrition programming in Nepal, infant and young child feeding practices in Nigeria, and education interventions to improve teacher attendance in Haiti. She advocates for mixed methods evaluations, integrating rigorous qualitative methods with quantitative surveys. Her publications have appeared in the American Sociological Review, World Development, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Global Health, AIDS, AIDS Care, Psychosomatics, Food and Nutrition Bulletin, Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, and Public Health Reports.
Indian Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley: The Making of a Transnational Techno-Capitalist (2008)
This innovative study examines the emergence and growing power of a new group of immigrant Indians to the United States: the transnational techno-capitalist class of entrepreneurs operating at the upper echelons of the hi-tech industry in Silicon Valley and Bangalore.