Ariana served as co-Principle Investigator for the U.S. State Department-funded project, “Women and Water in South and Central Asia: Building International Social Capital for Sustainable Peace and Development.” She also served as Project Director for “Women and Healthy Sustainable Societies” funded by Conservation International.
Ariana researched and wrote a report for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on pathways women take to politics in Asia. She presented her research at UNDP’s Regional Conference on Political Participation in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and at the 3rd Annual European Conference on Politics and Gender in Barcelona, Spain. You can access her presentation here and her paper here.
With the Global Gender Program (GW) team, Ariana completed an evaluation of a program for Burmese migrant and refugee women in Thailand.
Ariana has conducted field and desk research on gender-based violence, social protection, political leadership, environmental policy, and identities in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and East Africa.