Dr Diya Gupta, a researcher and writer with significant experience in communicating specialist knowledge to a broad range of audiences, joins Global Philanthropic in 2020.  She believes in writing with imagination, rigour and flair.

Educated at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, as well as the University of Cambridge and King’s College London, UK, Diya has been a philanthropic communications writer for over 10 years. She has worked on a wide spectrum of writing projects – cases for support, proposals, donor reports, promotional brochures, leaflets and web content – on themes ranging from museum conservation, scholarships and outreach programmes to art history, entrepreneurship and public health initiatives.

Diya formed part of the University of Cambridge’s historic 800th Anniversary Campaign, which raised over £1 billion two years ahead of schedule, and then worked with the University of Sheffield in building its trusts and foundations programme.

Between 2015 and 2019, while undertaking doctoral research at King’s College London, Diya was employed as a freelance philanthropic writer on a variety of projects by King’s College London, London Business School and the medical charity Blood Cancer UK (formerly Bloodwise). In 2014, she developed and wrote the case-for-support for the Buddhist charity Land of Joy, which raised over £1 million.

Diya has over 10 years’ experience as a freelance journalist, with feature pieces on literature, history and culture published in the Guardian, BBC World Histories magazine, The Telegraph (India) and Mint Lounge (India), among others. You can read these articles here: http://diyagupta.co.uk/featurearticles/. Drawing upon her doctoral research, she is currently working on her first book on a literary and cultural history of India in the Second World War.

Diya Gupta