Interests: Archives, India, social and criminal justice, UK housing crisis; crime/dystopian fiction.
Research Associate and Guest Lecturer at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
A little about me…
I’m a historian by training and my academic passion is researching the politics and history of humanitarianism and refugee protection, especially in India.
I’m currently a Research Associate and guest lecturer at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London. I also work as a freelance Research & Writing Skills mentor and have a couple of other writing projects on the go. I hold a humanities Ph.D. and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Before this, I was an Associate Professor in International Affairs at O.P. Jindal Global University in Haryana, India, where I remain an Adjunct. I’m also an Honorary Research Associate at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester. I’ve previously worked for Save the Children UK and Scottish Government on all things humanitarian and development.
For my Ph.D. at the University of Manchester, I examined the professionalisation and neo-colonial character of humanitarian fundraising in the UK and India across the mid twentieth century.
Researching and teaching expertise…
Rohingya refugee crisis
Charity shops in the UK