Shagufa Kapadia is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and Hon. Director of the Women’s Studies Research Center at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India. Her primary interest is in cultural perspectives in human development with special focus on adolescent and youth development, gender and women’s issues, parenting and socialization, morality, and immigration and acculturation. She has signifi cant international cross - cultural research and teaching experience.
She has publications in reputed international handbooks published by Oxford, Cambridge, and APA. Prof. Kapadia’s recent book titled, ‘Adolescence in Urban India’ published by Springer, contributes to a culture and context sensitive understanding of adolescence in contemporary urban Indian society.
She is on the review and editorial boards of the journals Culture and Psychology, Psychological Studies, and Emerging Adulthood. Prof. Kapadia has received prestigious awards such as the Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship and the Shastri Indo - Canadian Faculty Research Award. She is the India coordinator of the International Society for the Study of behavioral Development (ISSBD).