Shinzani Jain

Shinzani Jain

PhD Student

Department of International Development

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English, Hindi
Key Expertise
Land Reforms, Critical Discourse, Black Economy

About me

Shinzani Jain is pursuing a PhD in the Department of International Development at LSE under the supervision of Professor Rajesh Venugopal. She has been awarded the AHRC London Arts and Humanities Partnership Studentship. In her project, she will explore the role of land reform discourse on shifting patterns of land use and social property relations in land through the case of land reforms in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).  

Before joining LSE, she worked as a Researcher and Journalist in India for ten years. She has co-authored two books - ‘Thin Dividing Line’ with senior journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, published by Penguin Books in December 2017 and ‘The Black Hole’ with Professor Ajit Abhyankar, published by People’s Publishing House in October 2015. The two books focus on the impact of black economy and illicit financial flows on governance and inequality in India. She has also contributed to publications by Oxford University Press, Lexington Books, and Leftword Publications on the above-mentioned subjects. Her essays have been published on renowned platforms in India including the Economic and Political Weekly. Her essays have been translated into over six Indian languages. She has also taught primary, secondary, and bachelors level students in India and UK English, Science, and Sociology. She is presently employed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the course NGOs, Social Policy and Development at LSE.  

Expertise Details

Land Reforms; Agrarian Reforms; Critical Discourse Analysis; Legal Discourse Analysis; Black Economy; Illicit Financial Flows