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Gender & Social Justice

Cultural, Narrative & Social Change

Narrative & Visual Criminology

Writing, Storytelling, Filmmaking

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

Audre Lorde

​Dr. Meghna Bhat is a renowned feminist scholar, consultant, narrative criminologist, change-maker, and storyteller. Through research, writing, consultancy, and trainings, she tirelessly works towards a better, brighter, and hopeful world for our current and future generations.


Using storytelling, research, film-making, and media representations, Dr. Bhat envisions fostering social narrative and culture change by building inclusive, accessible, and culturally responsive community spaces free from violence, abuse, harassment, and oppression.


She does not believe in a "one size fits all" approach to problem-solving, especially in our dependence on the criminal justice systems to prevent violence. She believes in finding and implementing alternatives to criminalization and detention, aspiring to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. In addition, she passionately advocates for mental health, PREA rights, and racial, immigrant, LGBTQIA+ and disability justice.


Because justice and healing look different for everyone, it's imperative to provide all options to those affected by violence and support them in their healing process.