Medha will be joining the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, School of Humanities at Shiv Nadar University as assistant professor 18th November 2019. She is currently Research Fellow at the Institute of Asia Studies at GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, where she is also awaiting her PhD defence. In her work she investigates the historical and colonial constitution of global order and the entanglements of race, religion, gender, caste and class this entails. She is currently working on three inter-related strands of inquiry 1. Muslimness in India’s articulation of the self and the other in its foreign policy 2. Recovery of imaginaries of political communities and global relations that do not take the state and the international system as frames of reference, and 3. the development of a theoretical perspective for the study of caste in International Relations.
Discourse theory, Postcolonialism and Decolonial Studies, Global Political Theory, Historical International Relations
DAAD Graduate School Scholarship for pursuing Phd
European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for pursuing MA
South Asia Fellowship, Deutsche Welle, Bonn