Dr Niharika Pandit holds a PhD from the Department of Gender Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science. Grounded in anticolonial feminist thinking, her LSE-funded doctoral research examined the everyday politics of living under military occupation in Kashmir through interdisciplinary feminist ethnographic and archival sensibilities. In conceptualising the everyday as an emergent site of intersectional struggles, politics and negotiation, this research offers an epistemic and political account of how contemporary nation-states deploy logics and practices of gendering, racialisation, coloniality and militarism in complex and contradictory ways, and of the wilful counterpolitics practiced by colonised communities. Niharika works across anti/decolonial thinking, critical military studies, transnational queer and feminist epistemologies and has published with international peer-reviewed journals including Feminist Theory; Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research; Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research and Economic and Political Weekly.
Niharika graduated as a Felix scholar with an MA in Gender Studies from SOAS, University of London and holds a Bachelor’s in Mass Media and Journalism from Sophia College, University of Mumbai. She is an editorial collective member of Engenderings and the Research Network Coordinator of Transnational 'Anti-Gender' Movements and Resistance: Narratives and Interventions.
Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu and Marathi