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Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Development Studies | University of Oxford (April 2015) Thesis Topic: Sexual Spaces and Youth in Chennai Supervisor: Dr. NandiniGooptu, Oxford Department of International Development Master of Science in Contemporary India | University of Oxford (July 2010) Final Average: 68% Recipient of the IFMR scholarship for study in Oxford Thesis Topic: A masculine metaphor: The sexual psychodynamics of postcolonial leadership in Nehru·s life and writing Supervisor: Dr. NandiniGooptu, Oxford Department of International Development Bachelor of Arts in History | Stella Maris College (April 2009) Final Average: 86% University Gold Medallist and Best Outgoing Student of the department, History College Gold Medallist, Sanskrit
Assistant, Development Office | Wolfson College (September 2010 ² Present) Raised funds for chairs in College Dining Hall Planned and hosted a widely-attended Careers event for students Involved in planning a Telethon Fund Raiser Peer Tutor | Stella Maris College (September 2007 - April 2009) Taught remedial classes, prepared class-notes and presentations to assist learning Assisted seven students in passing final exams to graduate on time. Vice-President ² Communications | Let Me Know (December 2008- February 2009) Pre-launch publicity, post-launch liaisons with major media houses. Let Me Know is now among the fastest growing student-run social businesses in India
Co-Founder and Editor | Sa (September 2008 - March 2010) Edited, designed and published Sa(www.savadati.com). It was featured in The Hindu prior to its closure, as a widely-read and well-written webzine Intern reporter | The New Sunday Express (Chennai May 2006 - June 2006) Conducted Interviews and did basic research for bigger features Three independently written pieces published Radio Presenter | MOP FM Community Radio, Chennai (July 2005 ² April 2006) Weekly show discussing literature popular among students
Conference and Speaking Experience
Gender and Modernities Conference 2011 | Delhi University (Feb 13-16 2011) Paper Title: A masculine metaphor: The sexual psychodynamics of postcolonial leadership in Nehru's life and writing Guest Speaker, Comparative Politics | Marburg University (Feb 2011) Paper Title: A masculine metaphor: The sexual psychodynamics of postcolonial leadership in Nehru's life and writing Guest Speaker, Debate Society | Madras Christian College (September 2010) Paper Title: Sexual awareness and youth in Chennai Guest Lecturer, Department of History | Stella Maris College (September 2010) Lecture Title: Media and Sexuality in the last decade ² Global Perspectives Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations | Harvard Univ. (February 2009) Paper Title: Rationalizing Reservations: Caste and Affirmative Action in India Starting Bloc Global Institute for Social Innovation | London Business School (July 2008) Presentation Title: Women·s Empowerment as Social Business ² the idea of Sa, a webzine
Young Voices International Radio Workshop | Chennai (July 2005) Key Project: A Public Service Announcement on sexual health among students in Chennai
Co-Convenor, The DPhil Colloquium on South Asia, University of Oxford (Jan 2011 ² Present) This is the first South Asian Colloquium for doctoral students at Oxford. It has received the support and attendance of several distinguished professors of the university, and colleges in London. Trained Peer Supporter, Wolfson College, Oxford (Sept 2010 - Present) As a peer supporter, I am available for students to speak to, about welfare concerns and act as the first point of contact in the case of emotional distress. Graduate LGBTQ Representative, University of Oxford (Sept 2010 - Present) Assisted three students with coming-out issues, and organized fortnightly welfare and mixer events. Lobbied successfully for greater lesbian representation in LGBTQ affairs.
Languages y English (Medium of Instruction in School and College)
y y y y Tamil (Native Speaker, can read fluently, writing: basic) Malayalam (Native Speaker, cannot read or write) Hindi (Second Language at School. Graduated first in class with 95% marks in Higher Secondary Examination) French (Completed the C1 level at the Alliance Française of Madras.)