Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
Maggie Paul is a PhD candidate in Politics and International Relations at the University of Adelaide. Her PhD thesis – which evolved under the contingencies of COVID-19 lockdown that impinged on her fieldwork in India – focuses on the question of migrant citizenship within the larger politics of pandemic in the country. Her broader interests include the contestations of citizenship in the South Asian context, politics at the urban margins as well as decolonial, post-development and pluriversal theory and practice. In her first year of candidature, she was employed as a tutor in a course on Global Politics.
She has previously taught at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and held research consultation positions with various non-profits in India. Being an ardent believer in embedded scholarship, she is a member of activist circles such as the National Alliance of People’s Movements, India and also the global cohort of Dalai Lama Fellows. She has presented at several international conferences, the most recent one titled ‘Citizenship Until Further Notice?’ supported by Czech Science Foundation and is selected to present in the upcoming workshop on ‘Emotions of Inclusion and Exclusion in Transnational Spaces’ organised by University of Copenhagen. Her article on the changing contours of fieldwork amidst the pandemic figured in the special issue of Chakra: A Nordic Journal of South Asian Studies.
Besides academics, she is an avid gardener, cyclist and collector of myths.
-- [Book Chapter] Gendered Resistance to Enforced Disappearances in Kashmir: The Politics of Space of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), Contemporary Gender Movements in India: Space, Conformity, Dissent and New Temporalities, Routledge Publications (Forthcoming)
-- [Journal Article] Hindutva Governmentality of Citizenship: (Muslim) Migration and Citizenship in the Wake of Assam NRC (Forthcoming)
-- [Journal Article] Ethnography of a Crisis: Changing Contours of Fieldwork amidst the Pandemic, Chakra: A Nordic Journal of South Asian Studies, Special Issue – Articulations of a Pandemic.
-- [Book Review] Changing Contexts and Shifting Roles of the Indian State: New Perspectives on Development Dynamics, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies.
-- [White Paper] How Sensitive? How Nuanced?: Review of Media Coverage of Kathua Rape Case, Population First, Published by Network of Women in Media, India.
-- Jed-o-jehad of Everyday: Two Cases of Negotiating Space Making by Migrant Women in City- spaces, Published by Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, India.
International Conferences/ Summer Schools:
-- ‘Insecuritization and the Citizenship Regime: Politics of Insecurity around (Muslim) Bangladeshi Migrants in India’ at International Workshop on Citizenship Until Further Notice? Refugees and Revocation of Nationality in the 20th Century (Prague, 19-20 November 2019)
-- 'Jed-o-Jehad of everyday: The De-Facto Right to the City Claim of Migrant Muslim Women in Bainganwadi, Mumbai' at the International Conference on Right to the City in the South, Everyday Urban Experience and Rationalities of Government ( University Paris Diderot, France, November 15-17, 2017)
-- 'A Critical Assessment of "Participatory" Master Plans: A Theoretical Incursion' selected for presentation at the 17th NAERUS Conference 2016: Governing, Planning and Managing the City in an Uncertain World; Comparative Perspectives on Everyday Practices (University of Gothernburg and Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy, Sweden, November 17-19, 2016)
-- 'Contingent Methodologies’ and Marginalized Migrant Populations in Bainganwadi, Mumbai' selected for presentation at the 5th International Crossroads Asia Conference: Area Studies’ Futures (Center for Development Research – ZEF, Bonn, Germany, September 22-23, 2016)
-- Selected for participation at Summer School 'Beyond the City Limits: Rethinking New Religiosities in Asia' (Göttingen University, Germany, July 18-22, 2016)
Dalai Lama Global Fellow at San Francisco, USA (2015)
Date Position Institution name 2017 - 2018 Consultant - Gender Research and Training Population First 2016 - 2017 Assistant Professor Tata Institute of Social Sciences 2013 - 2014 Associate - Research, Documentation and Communication Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA) 2012 - 2013 Senior Executive - Quality Basix Academy of Building Lifelong Employability (B-ABLE)
Date Institution name Country Title 2014 - 2016 Tata Institute of Social Sciences India M Phil
Date Title Institution name Country — Certification in Applied Buddhist Psychology The Body Tree: ARTH (Counselling and Arts Based Therapy Centre) India — Certification in Yoga Teacher Training The Yoga Institute India
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