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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'.

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.

Doctoral research

Digital activism in India: transnational politics, the feminist movement, and technology

Research Interests

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


Dr Humeira Iqtidar and Dr Paolo Gerbaudo


Postcolonial Theory