PhD researcher or student information
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Degrees BA: BA LLB (Hons.)
LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
PhD idea information
Brief description:Refugees in India have been greeted with variable entitlements, protections, and experiences of ‘welcome’ by the State, the Indian population and other migrant communities. Many of these experiences are affected by wider historical, social and legal conceptualisations of ‘the citizen’ and idea(l)s of belonging in India, within which refugees continue to occupy minimal space for the State. This PhD research seeks to interrogate these conceptualisations and ideals through an ethnographic analysis of the refugees’ multifaceted interactions with the various State and non-State institutions in India, including aid agencies (international and local), refugee-led initiatives, local communities, etc. This research is inherently interdisciplinary and will draw from the extensive scholarship in migration studies, law, sociology, history, political science, public policy, etc., to contextualise the findings of the fieldwork.
Keywords: state, Refugee, failure of state protection, citizenship, aid
Potential language(s) of writing: English