Dr Preeti Dagar

  • Research Associate Education (School of Education)


Preeti is a Research Associate at the School of Education, University of Glasgow. She is currently working on the ESRC-funded international research project – Gendered Journeys: the trajectories of STEM students through Higher Education and into Employment in India, Rwanda and the UK. She is also a co-investigator on a study, ‘Decolonising Higher Education’, that analyses a master’s programme from a postcolonial lens. 

Preeti’s previous research projects examined skills development, sustainable livelihood and social inclusion opportunities for different marginalised populations in the Global South. Her doctoral research focused on the complex interaction of international and national refugee education and livelihood policies with lived realities of five distinct refugee communities: Afghan, Rohingya, Somali, Chin and Tibetan. Prior to that, she has worked with indigenous groups in India. 

Preeti has worked with various international and local organisations such as UNIDO (Austria), UNESCO UIL (Germany), grassroots level NGOs in India, and refugee organisations. 

Research interests

  • Refugee education and migration 
  • International development 
  • Adult education 
  • Gender inequalities in education and employment 
  • Postcolonial perspectives


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University of Glasgow College of Social Sciences Research Fund
Awarded to analyse a master's programme from a decolonial lens. The research contributes to the global discourse on decolonising higher education.

GCRF-SHLC College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarship
University of Glasgow, 2018-2021

Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Scholarship by European Union's Education, Culture and Audiovisual Executive Agency (EACEA)
International Master in Adult Education for Social Change (IMAESC), 2016-2018