Meril Antony is a post-doctoral scholar with the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers University-Newark. Her interests lie at the intersection of urban education policy, public management, social equity, and citizen-state interactions. Her research agenda investigates how different stakeholders interact to produce common outcomes.
Her dissertation ‘Essays on Co-production, Social Equity, and Administration of Schools’ explores the influence of socio-cultural mechanisms – through different forms of human capital – on public service organizations.
Her current projects focus on the role of organizational attributes on employee and stakeholder outcomes. Currently, she is studying these mechanisms in New Jersey and Chicago’s K-12 public education systems.
Previously, she has worked in the education policy, civic engagement, and research space in India and US. She has a Ph.D. and Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephens College, Delhi University.