I am a doctoral candidate in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies at York University. My dissertation project focuses on the transnational journeys and experiences of marriage migrant women from India in Canada, in relation to migration policies, expectations of household and care labour, as well as caste communities in the diaspora. My other research interests include migrant workers’ rights, Indigenous rights and settler colonialism across the globe as well as Hindu right-wing mobilization in India and Canada. My previous research has looked at violence against women abandoned by their non-resident Indian husbands within India as well as the role of law in women’s lives in India through the multiple constructions of public/private. I spent several years working with a feminist autonomous organization in New Delhi and I have taught at Delhi University.
Keywords: Critical transnational feminist and postcolonial theories; women’s movements in India; gendered citizenship practices; religious communities in India; migration and marriage practices; South Asian diaspora