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Claire is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London, and a member of the Centre for Grand Strategy. She was awarded the Leverhulme Scholarship “Interrogating Visions of a Post-Western World: Interdisciplinary and Interregional Perspectives on the Future in a Changing International Order” in 2018.

Following an early career as a Project Manager in an executive search consultancy, Claire completed her MA in Contemporary India at the King’s India Institute under the supervision of Professor Sunil Khilnani and Dr Louise Tillin. She also holds a BA in History & Italian from the University of Leeds. She works as a Research Associate in the Lau China Institute at King’s, and has previously worked at the British Institute at Ankara, the Council for British Research in the Levant and the British Institute of Persian Studies.

Claire is one of the PGR course representatives for 2018/19.

Doctoral Research

The rise of digital activism in India and transnational feminist discourses.

Research Interests

Feminism, gender and identity, representation and democracy, online discourses, de-colonial and subaltern approaches, and the political economy of India.


Dr Humeira Iqtidar and Dr Paolo Gerbaudo (Dept of Digital Humanities)