Rubini Naidu is currently a Fulbright-Nehru scholar based in New Delhi, India. Her research examines decolonization of international development through visual storytelling and social enterprise.
Rubini is an accomplished documentary photographer, interdisciplinary qualitative researcher, and international development specialist. She has previously worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute of Population and Reproductive Health on Melinda Gates’ flagship women’s health program, in East Africa for the Foundation for Sustainable Development, and as an instructor of photography at the Baltimore Youth Film Arts at the Johns Hopkins University Film and Media Studies Program. Rubini holds an M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia University and a B.S. in Psychology and Photography from Carnegie Mellon. She was chosen to share her research in TEDxCMU talk and has been recognised with accolades such as an Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa.