Professor of Social Research and Public Policy
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BBA Honors (First Class) National University of Singapore; MA New York University; PhD University of Michigan
Research Areas: Migration; Globalization; Gender and Labor; Domestic Work; Science Policy; Care Policy
Anju Mary Paul is Professor of Social Research and Public Policy. She holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration (First Class Honors) from the National University of Singapore, a Master's in Journalism from New York University, and a PhD in Sociology and Public Policy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Paul is an international migration scholar with research interests that include emergent migration patterns, particularly to, from, and within Asia and the Middle East, gender and labor, globalization, domestic work, and care policy. She is the award-winning author of Multinational Maids: Stepwise Migration in a Global Labor Market (Cambridge University Press 2017) and Asian Scientists on the Move: Changing Science in a Changing Asia (Cambridge University Press 2021). She is also the editor of Local Encounters in a Global City (Ethos Books 2017). Her research has been published in top journals in sociology and migration studies, including the American Journal of Sociology; Social Forces; Migration Studies; the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies; Gender, Place & Culture; Global Networks; and Ethnic and Racial Studies. She created the Global Care Policy Index, which quantitatively scores countries on the degree of social and labor policy protections they provide unpaid family caregivers and paid domestic workers.
Prior to joining NYU, Paul served as an inaugural faculty member at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. She has won numerous awards for her research, including the 2018 Thomas and Znaniecki Best Book Award from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the 2018 Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section of the ASA. In 2020, Paul was also awarded the Yale-NUS College Distinguished Teaching Excellence Recognition Award.