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Biography

Claire is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London, and a Leverhulme Fellow with the doctoral programme 'Interrogating Vision of a Post-Western World: Interdisciplinary and Interregional Perspectives on the Future in a Changing International Order'. Her project is a digital ethnographic study of feminism in northern India, focused on the asserted politics of the social movement.

Following an early career as a project manager, Claire completed her MA in Contemporary India at the King’s India Institute under the supervision of Professor Sunil Khilnani. She also holds a BA in History & Italian from the University of Leeds. In addition to her doctoral research, she has recently held consultancy positions at the British International Research Institutes and the Council for British Research in the Levant, and research positions in the School of Global Affairs. She is a member of the London-based Politics of Style Collective.

Doctoral research

Digital activism in India: postcolonialism, the feminist movement, and digital politics

Research Interests

  • Social movements
  • Postcolonial and feminist theory
  • Digital politics
  • Indian political economy

Supervisors

Dr Humeira Iqtidar, Dr Poornima Paidipaty and Dr Paolo Gerbaudo

Teaching

Postcolonial Theory

Publications

‘White Skin, No Masks: Libertarianism, the UK anti-lockdown movement and freedom‘, Feminist Perspectives, 2021 (open access; link)

‘GTAs under contract: reflections on precarity, pedagogy and representation’, Postgraduate Pedagogies (forthcoming, 2022) (with Charlie Mealings)

Resisting Ableism: From Violence to Care, Pluto Press (forthcoming, under review) (with Politics of Style Collective)