Dr Hiranmayee Mishra has taught at a rural-based college in the state of Odisha since 1992. She is presently working as the Director of the Women’s Studies Centre at an autonomous college which offers a degree level course in Women’s Studies, the first of its kind in the state. She offers gender training and leads gender sensitization camps in both Government and Non-Government Sectors. Dr. Mishra was awarded a fellowship by the International Ford Foundation and was a Fellow from 2007–2010 at the University of York, UK. She is an acclaimed creative writer and has received many awards for her literary excellence.