Ambi is currently reading for a Master's in Migration Studies at the University of Oxford. For her dissertation, she is employing ethnographic research methods, including semi-structured interviews with app-based workers in New Delhi and Patna, to delve into an exploration titled "I am my own boss!: An Analysis of Everyday Experiences of Platform-Based Migrant Gig-Workers." This investigation underscores her focus on the agency and identity of migrant gig workers in India.
Previously, Ambi earned a Master's in Politics: International and Area Studies from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She also holds a Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi, where she graduated with distinction and topped her class. Her diploma dissertation, titled “A Culture of Violence: A Social-Ethnographic Case Study of Internal Migrants in Gujarat," provided an in-depth study of the intersecting layers of violence faced by seasonal workers within the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation.
Ambi's academic journey started with a Bachelor's in Political Science from Miranda House, University of Delhi. She has gained valuable field experience through internships and fellowships, such as her work with the Ministry of External Affairs, India. During this time, she contributed to a research project that studied undocumented Indian immigration in Europe-West. She also lent her skills and knowledge to the development sector as a Gandhi Fellow, under the prestigious Gandhi Fellowship Programme. This enabled her to work on a multitude of diverse projects, covering areas such as quality education in government schools, reproductive health of migrant women, diaspora engagement, and security threat perception.
Her areas of interest are multifaceted, spanning international migration theory, migration-security nexus, development, gender, identity politics, and the gig economy.