Amita Chudgar is an associate professor of education policy. Her work examines the influence of home, school, and community contexts on educational access and achievement of children in resource-constrained environments. Through the analysis of diverse, large-scale, national, regional, and cross-national datasets, she studies the role of policy-relevant variables in ensuring equal educational opportunities for disadvantaged children and youth. Her recent research has engaged with issues of teacher labor markets in developing countries, proliferation of private schools in low-income settings and educational experiences of marginalized youth. She also regularly engages with various global education policy discussions through speaking and writing engagements. Amita greatly enjoys involving graduate students in her work and regularly co-publishes and co-presents with her students. Her long-term interests focus on ensuring that all learners in resource-constrained environments, irrespective of their backgrounds, have equal access to educational opportunities that will fulfill their potential.