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Research interests

PhD Sociology (2017-21)

I am a doctoral researcher in Sociology at the University of Bristol. Previously, I have worked on issues related to human trafficking, migration, informal labour, legal aid, and gender with NGOs, unions, and government ministries in India for over 7 years. My PhD research is a multi-sited ethnography on how internal migrant workers (sex workers, construction workers, brick kiln workers, and others) navigate the legal system in India, focusing on their experience with bureaucracy, time and rights claim.

Teaching and outreach

2019-20, University of Bristol
- Assistant Teacher on the 'Research Skills' unit of the MSc Migration and Mobility Studies.
- Teaching Assistant on the 'Doing Social Research' unit of the BSc Sociology.
- Independent project supervisor for one foundation year student conducting research on Female Genital Mutilation among Somali migrants in the UK. 

2018-19, University of Bristol
- Teaching Assistant on the 'Introduction to the Sociology of Culture' of the BSc Sociology.
- Teacher on the Access to Bristol Sociology Pathway.
- Tutor, 'Law and Ethics', Sutton Trust Summer School.
Teacher, Make a Difference, India (NGO working to empower children living in orphanages across 23 cities in India).
- Project Connect Strategist - Curriculum design and teacher training for the education of 1000 children through 400 teachers in India.
- Assessment Project Head - Led a team of 6 content writers to create assessment tests for various levels (Primary, Starters, Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3) based on the Cambridge English for Schools (CES) curriculum.

Education/Academic qualification

Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Sciences, University of London


Award Date: 19 Sep 2016

External positions

Research Assistant, University of Bath, School of Management

Jan 2020Apr 2020

Research Assistant, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College, University of London

Dec 2019Mar 2020

Consultant, Department for International Development

Feb 2017Jun 2018

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Migration Mobilities Bristol
  • Law and Society Association
  • LAW Centre for Law at Work
  • MGMT theme Work Futures


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