Sruthi Muraleedharan.

Shiv Nadar University.

Sruthi Muraleedharan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies (IRGS), Shiv Nadar University (SNU) India. Sruthi obtained her doctorate from the Department of Politics and International Studies (SOAS). Before joining SNU, she has taught at the University of Delhi and the University of London. An early career researcher, her research interests range from politics of intersectional identities (gender, caste, and race), postcolonial thought, and critical race theory, performativity, and symbolism, space, and city, politics of South Asia, Gender Studies (South Asia, Africa, and West Asia), and interdisciplinary research methods such as visual ethnography. Sruthi’s doctoral research analyses the dimension of identity-based symbolic habitus in contemporary India along the dimensions of Hindutva, Dalit, and civil society mobilizations and their impact on Democratic subject formation. Her current research explores the politics of statues and their transnational relatedness (ruptures and continuities) through symbolism. Currently, she teaches courses on International relations theory and Gender in International Relations at the undergraduate level. Along with her colleague Dr. Divya Kannan at SNU, they have initiated a forum titled ‘Feminist Dialogue Series,’ wherein they attempt to engage with Feminist scholars and activists from the field. This initiative is aimed at making the student community aware of the historical evolution of the women’s movement in India while also pushing them to question and engage with intersectional dimensions of the gender question.