Manjistha Banerji is trained as a social demographer. She received her PhD from University of Maryland, College Park. She also has a B.A. in Economics (University of Delhi) and M.A. Economics (Delhi School of Economics).
Her broad areas of research are family, migration and education, which she studies employing the lenses of gender and social stratification. While she primarily uses quantitative techniques, she also draws on qualitative methods to better understand the findings emerging from survey research. Her papers have been published in peer- reviewed international/ national journals and as chapters in edited books.
Prior to joining Rishihood University, she was a Fellow at National Council of Applied Economic Research. She has also worked with various grassroots organizations including ASER Centre and Seva Mandir (Udaipur)