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Louise Tillin


Louise teaches on a range of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition, she supervises PhD students at King’s India Institute. She was awarded the Supervisory Excellence Award for the Global Institutes in 2013-14, and became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in 2014.

PhD Supervision

First supervisor:

Aasim Khan, From a New Information Order to Global Governance: Ideas in foreign policy, global media and communication debates in contemporary India

Meenakshi Sinha, Political Economy of Land Liberalisation Policies at a Subnational Level: A comparative study of dimensions of state intervention in Kerala and Karnataka

Sarayu Natarajan, Voting in the Peripheries: Migrant voters and brokers in peri-urban Bangalore

Second supervisor:

Madhurita Chakravarti

Jean-Thomas Martelli, Youth Politics in contemporary India on and off university campuses

Completed PhDs:

Arshima, Accountability from Village to State: Enabling trustworthiness in India's rural health system

Shankar Jayaram, Caste in Space: Caste politics, slum development and the struggle for urban space in Agra and Ghaziabad

Smitana Saikia, Political subjectivity, territorial and non-territorial autonomy in the Bodo Movement in Northeast India

Taught modules

In 2017-18, Louise will convene the following modules:

  • Governing Complex Societies: Federalism, Decentralisation and Development (BA International Development)
  • Comparative Case Study Method (PhD; via LISS-DTP)
  • India’s Political Economy (MA Contemporary India) (not offered 2017-18)
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