I am a doctorate candidate in Area Studies (South Asia). I work on contemporary India’s elite cultural production and cultural diplomacy. Based on multi-disciplinary approaches, my DPhil project examines films, novels, and museum exhibitions to learn the national images envisaged by Indian cultural producers and elites. My academic experience and my visit to India as an exchange student (2016-17, sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations) encouraged me to take an interest in this topic.
I have a broad interest in Indian art history and literature, as well as the politics of popular culture. My previous experience includes interning at the Oxford University Heritage Network (OUHN), where I gained insights into the big challenges facing heritage locally, nationally, and internationally.
Before joining the University of Oxford, I was awarded an MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge. I completed my BA in Hindi language and literature and a Bachelor of History at Peking University.
St Antony’s College
Supervisor: Professor Kate Sullivan de Estrada
National Image, Popular Culture, Museum and Cultural Heritage, Cultural Diplomacy