Shireen is a PhD candidate in the Department of International Relations and recipient of the LSE PhD Studentship. Her research interests revolve around India’s gendered self-representations in the international arena within the Hindu nationalist context. She is interested in the role of different forms of media in the curation of this gendered image.
Shireen completed a Dual-Master’s from Sciences Po, Paris (Master’s in International Security) and LSE (MSc International Relations). She received the Charpak AME Scholarship by Campus France for her Master’s at Sciences Po. She holds a BA (Honours) Political Science from Miranda House, Delhi University.
Shireen previously gained research experience as Research Assistant to Professor Christophe Jaffrelot on a project on China in the Indo-Pacific, and to Professor Federica Bicchi and Professor Karen Smith on post-Brexit British foreign policy. Her other relevant research experience was while interning at the French Embassy in India where she formulated a report on using social media to connect with the masses.
Hindu Nationalism and India’s Gendered Self-Representations in Media Discourse
Research Cluster affiliation
Theory/Area/History Research Cluster