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Dr Pragya Agarwal is a professor of social inequities, behavioural and data scientist, founder of a research think-tank investigating gender inequities, and author of four widely acclaimed non-fiction books for adults on racism, gender bias and motherhood, and a picture book for raising non-racist children. Her writing has also appeared in places such as The Guardian, The Independent, New Scientist, Scientific American, Literary Hub, and her essay ‘Mother Tongue’ was recently nominated as ‘best of net’ by The Florida Review. Pragya was selected as a ‘creative thinker’ for innovative research by Nesta and awarded the Transmission Prize for ‘making complex scientific ideas accessible.’ She has also been nominated as one of 50 people creating change in the ‘India-UK’ corridor, and one of 100 leading women in social enterprise in the UK. Pragya is a fellow of Royal Society of Arts and Royal Geographical Society.

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