Geetanjali Gill received a DPhil in Development Studies from the University of Sussex, UK. Her doctoral thesis explored the complex linkages between poverty and ethnicity in Mauritius. She has also studied Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK, and International Development at the University of Toronto.
She has taught undergraduate development studies courses at the University of Sussex. In addition, she has more than a decade of experience as a development consultant and researcher, working for NGOs, universities, research foundations, United Nations agencies, European Union, African regional agencies, Canadian development agencies, and governments. For the majority of her career as a development consultant, she has lived and worked in African countries.
She currently lives in Vancouver, BC, with her family.