St Catharine's College is delighted to announce that our Fellow, Dr Sriya Iyer (2000; Bibby Fellow & College Lecturer in Economics) has been appointed to a University Readership in the Faculty of Economics.
Sriya received a BA (Hons) from the University of Delhi and a BA, MA, MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge (2000). She has served on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture, and is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Religion and Demography. For her research she was awarded a Population Council Social Science Research Fellowship (1998-1999), a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2000-2003), and grants from the John Templeton Foundation, the Isaac Newton Trust, and the Cambridge-INET Institute. She is currently working on a range of projects including religiosity and insurance in Brazil; and religion, credit and labour markets in India. Her book on The Economics of Religion in India was published by Harvard University Press in 2018. She was awarded a University of Cambridge Pilkington Prize for Teaching Excellence in 2014. Dr Iyer is currently the Janeway Fellow in Economics and Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Economics.
The Master, Professor Sir Mark Welland, says “On behalf of the entire College I would like to congratulate Dr Iyer on this prestigious appointment. Dr Iyer has been an outstanding teacher for the College and has, at the same time, carved out a unique research career that has been recognised by appointment to a Readership in the Economics Faculty. We wish her all the best as her career takes another step forward.”