Board of Advisors

Anjali Gopalan (She/Her)

She studied in both India and the US, with a degree in political science, a postgraduate diploma in journalism, and a Masters in International Development.

Anjali Gopalan is the Founder and Executive Director of the Naz Foundation (India) Trust. Anjali was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

She began working on issues related to HIV/AIDS and marginalized communities in the United States. On returning to India in the early 90s she was frustrated at the lack of government response, and even civil society response, to the burgeoning HIV epidemic. Her response was to begin Naz India and to focus on communities stigmatized by society. Since founding Naz India, Anjali has spoken in numerous international venues about the importance of advancing research to aid HIV prevention and providing quality care to those living with the HIV infection. Anjali continues to push the boundaries in the field of HIV/AIDS and helps Naz persist with this important work. She also runs an animal shelter home called ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ for distraught animals in Faridabad.

Anandi Yuvraaj (She/Her)

Anandi Yuvaraj is a member of International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW Global) based in Coimbatore. Anandi spearheaded the Asia Pacific Regional Chapter of ICW in the capacity of Regional Coordinator from 2008-2012.

During this period, she led a community-based research using PLHIV Stigma Index tool to measure the level of stigma experienced by PLHIV in Tamilnadu and it has been scaled up now to the Northeast states with UNAIDS support.

Prior to joining ICW, Anandi worked as Program Manager for HIV and Sexual Reproductive Health at PATH’s India office, where she managed an advocacy project of the Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM) in India. She was also employed by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in India as Senior Programme Officer for over five years. During this time, she got involved with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) as the Board representative of the Communities Delegation (2004-06).

During her tenure, the communities delegation constituency got voting rights which formed the basis for fighting for voting rights at CCM level and other international and national policy making mechanisms.

Dr. Bracha Ettinger (She/Her)

Bracha L. Ettinger is an international contemporary artist based in Paris and Tel Aviv and an intellectual associated with contemporary French psychoanalytical thought.

Her most recent exhibition took place at the Tapies Foundation in Barcelona (Alma Matrix. Bracha L. Ettinger and Ria Verhaeghe, curated by Catherine de Zegher). Her recent solo exhibitions took place in the summer of 2009 at the Freud Museum, London and at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Her next solo exhibition will take place at the Musee des beaux-arts, Angers. Ettinger’s paintings, photos, drawings, notes from conversations, and notebooks have been exhibited extensively in major museums of contemporary art.

Dr. Ettinger is the author of several books and many psychoanalytical essays (among them Copoiesis) on what she calls, since the mid-1980s, ‘matrix’ and ‘matrixial trans-subjectivity’. Her book The Matrixial Borderspace (2006) contains essays written between 1994 and 1999, a preface by Judith Butler, and introduction by Griselda Pollock, afterword by Brian Massumi.