Resume

Since 2021, I have pursued my PhD research on  archiving and reimagining care as transgressive peacebuilding in Third World social movements at the University of St Andrews. 

Education and Research

2021 - Present

 

2020 - 2021

PhD, International Relations
University of St Andrews

I work under the supervision of Dr. Roxani Krystalli and Dr. Rahul Rao in the School of International Relations, to explore care in Third World protests.

 

My research documents care in two of the largest protests in global history: the movement against the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Indian Citizens, and the National Population Register (the CAA-NRC-NPR) and the Farmers’ Protests in India, led by marginalized religious, ethnic, and gender communities across the country.

The project has three aims:
(a) it examines how participants teach, learn, and develop formal and informal modes of care in protest spaces;
(b) it performs memory work by archiving these acts of care; and
(c) it traces the consequences of care practices for theories and practices of human security.

MPhil, International Peace Studies 
Trinity College Dublin

Here, I was awarded the James Haire Prize for Best Dissertation for my project 'Religion, Resistance, and Reform in Non-Violent Social Movements in India: Communal Counter-Narratives in the Farmers’ and the CAA-NRC-NPR Protests', completed under the supervision of Dr. Jude Lal Fernando.  

2021 - Present

Postgraduate Tutor
University of St Andrews

I teach and mark IR1005: Concepts in Global Politics and IR1006: Foreign Policy and Diplomacy for undergraduate students in the School of International Relations. 

2019 - Present

Head of Academics
Essai Education

I lead a team of 20 in developing academic research programs for students in India, the UK, and the US, alongside consulting for higher education access improvements. 

2021

Graduate Research Intern
United Nations ESCAP

I worked to research disability-specific COVID-19 responses of countries and governments in the Asia-Pacific region, examining international as well as United Nations policy best practices for the mainstreaming of gender and disability inclusion.

2018 - 2020

Honorary Research Fellow
Center for Human Rights Studies

I managed a team of 8 researchers in a study on Sexual Harassment Laws and Policies in Indian Universities - Challenges, Practices, Perceptions. I worked under the supervision of team leads Rohini Sen and Alliya Anjum, assistant professors at the Jindal Global Law School, to aid in the achievement of a DOJ grant as well as JGU institutional grant. The study included surveying over 350 participants, over 30 expert interviews, a consultative conference on March 26, 2019, and a final 150+ page report on policy best practices, challenges, and perceptions of gender based violence in higher education institutions. 

2015 - 2017

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2012 - 2015

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