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Shivangi Gupta

Shivangi Gupta, Ph.D Student in Family Studies

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Shivangi Gupta, Ph.D Student in Family Studies

Department of Human Development and Family Science

Shivangi Gupta is a Ph.D. student in Human Development at Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on wives of the incarcerated, experiencing intersectional marginalization in the Indian context. Shivangi approaches research from a feminist lens and is primarily focused on qualitative methods. Through her dissertation work, Shivangi aims to bring to the fore, the stories of resilience of an under-researched and under-focused population.

Shivangi received her B.A. in Psychology from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, a premiere college of Delhi University, India, and her M.A. in Applied Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, a leading social science university in India. Her thesis work focused on the Indian counselors’ understanding of issues of sexuality as well as their interventions with clients with sexuality related concerns.

Shivangi began her doctoral studies at Virginia Tech in Fall, 2020 and is endeavoring to finish her Ph.D. in Human Development in 2024. She is also hoping to earn graduate certificates in ‘Women and Gender Studies’ as well as ‘Sexuality Studies’ while completing her doctoral degree at Virginia Tech.

  • Families of the Incarcerated
  • Family relationships
  • Sexuality and Sexual Health
  • Psychotherapy
  • Feminist research
  • Emerging Adulthood
  • MA in Applied Psychology (Specialization in Clinical Psychology), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
  • BA in Psychology, Lady Sri Ram College for Women, Delhi University, India
  • Laura Harper Scholarship (2021)


Sukhramani, N., Verma, S., Gupta, S., Mishra, N.K., Gupta, N., & Panneer, S. (2019). Children of Incarcerated Parents: Experiences and Impacts (Annotated Bibliography/Source Book). New Delhi: Bloomsbury. ISBN: 9789388630740

Journal Articles

Sukhramani, N., & Gupta, S. (2020) Children of incarcerated parents: The Indian perspective. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 57, 199-203. DOI: 10.1007/s13312-020-1748-3

Gupta, S. (2019). Indian counselors’ comfort and interventions with sexuality-related concerns. SAGE Open.