Salonie has experience working in the area of women’s informal work, social protection and labour movements in India, where she works with the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) – a Union of 2.1 million informal women workers in the country.
She has also been a Research Fellow at the Institute of Cooperative Digital Economy (New School, New York) working on digital inclusion of women farmers, through their own cooperatives. In the past, she worked at the International Labour Organisation (ILO, Geneva) as a researcher, on social protection and informal work in the Global South.
She is pursuing a PhD in Development studies and her work looks at the emerging digital economy and gig work, and how this has changed the way informal women workers are able to engage with the labour market in India. She is supervised by Deepta Chopra and Becky Faith.