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I completed my undergraduate degree in History and English and an AHRC funded Masters in History at Keele.
I am currently in the final year of an AHRC funded doctorate at Keele and have recently been awarded a Scouloudi Doctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Historical Research.
My research focuses on India’s political Emergency, 1975-1977. I am particularly interested in women’s political activism during this period, and the ways in which individual women as well as organised women’s groups engaged with the Emergency regime, both in terms of support for and resistance to it. In this context I am also interested in the family planning policies of this period. The project is based on archival work in India and from an AHRC fellowship at the Library of Congress. I also explore the relationship between History and Literature, and the value of fictional texts as source material for historical work.
‘Gender and Power: Sterilisation under the Emergency in India’, The Luminary (Special Issue 5) Winter 2014. http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/luminary/issue5/issue5article2.htm
May 2014, ‘Amnesia of Indian Historiography: Years of Emergency Rule’, Cardiff University
April 2014, ‘Gender and Power: Sterilisation under the Emergency in India’, North West Gender Conference, Lancaster University