Aavriti Gautam

Aavriti Gautam

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts


Aavriti Gautam is a PhD candidate at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Adelaide (UoA). Her research focuses on the dynamics between religion, politics and international security, while her doctoral project explores the role of Hindu spiritual and religious leaders in contemporary Indian politics. Her areas of specialisation include Hinduism and politics, terrorism studies and India-Australia strategic relations.

Aavriti has an interdisciplinary academic background reflecting her passion for legal reasoning, social justice, religions and their impact on international security and politics. Aavriti holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) from Cardiff University, United Kingdom, as well as a Legal Practice Course (LPC) degree from BPP University London. She has a Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism with a Master of International Security Studies from Macquarie University.

Aavriti has provided legal assistance to asylum seekers in Australia. She has also held research-related positions in educational institutions in India and has a particular track record in devising and implementing strategies for the continuing establishment of research culture. 

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  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Hindi Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Sign Languages Can read, speak and understand spoken
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2018 Gautam, A., & Droogan, J. (2018). Yoga soft power: how flexible is the posture?. The Journal of International Communication, 24(1), 18-36.
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    2016 Gautam, A. (2016). Expanding India-Australia Security Relations in the Modi era. Political Discourse, 2(2), 37-48.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    Deosaran, R. (n.d.). Crime, Violence and Security in the Caribbean. Routledge.
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  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2018 Gautam, A., & Droogan, J. (2018). ‘Yoga: India’s Gift to The World’, in Special Report on 70 years of India-Italy Diplomatic Relations. Diplomatist Magazine.

A recipient of the Beacon of Enlightenment Scholarship.


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