M.A. Candidate – Class of 2020
Growing up in India as a woman was a unique experience. While I had the privilege to get a good education at The University of Delhi, through service projects and internships I constantly saw and experienced the abysmal conditions in which people live. I knew from a young age that I had to be independent and empower myself to speak up for the sake of those whose voices have been crushed by oppression. In early 2018, I started my own initiative ‘Be A Man’ through which we aim to empower both men and women using original curricula and donation drives, and slowly, as I volunteered in underserved communities across the globe, I realised that violence, disenfranchisement, and discrimination were amorphous entities. Local problems could be seen on global landscapes – and so I want to study Global Thought to become a change agent. I want to actualise my goal of working towards the social and political empowerment of communities which seldom have a voice in ‘global’ thought and discussion. My interests hence lie at the intersection of globalisation, gender, and development.
The world order today is welfare-based as it promises equality to all. However at various levels, people are disadvantaged. Women are alienated in politics, and are used as tools to win seats, which men later hold the power for. Cultural minorities are discriminated against in the workplace and are often made to divorce themselves from their roots before entering the office space. My research interests are focused on the interaction of people with political and corporate institutions. I aim to assess the ways these institutions are constructed (keeping in mind gender-based and cultural differences) and how social hierarchies interact with institutions leading to complex developments on global platforms.
- The University of Delhi, B.A. Political Science, 2019