School of Law, Gender and Media

Atreyee Sengupta

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School of Law, Gender and Media Graduate Teaching Assistant
BA Political Science (Presidency University, Kolkata)
MA Political Science (JNU, New Delhi)
PhD Law (ongoing at the School of Law, SOAS)
Thesis title
Rethinking feminist engagements with anti-sexual harassment institutions: a study of university spaces in India
Internal Supervisors
Dr Kanika Sharma & Dr Sidonia Lucia Kula


I am a doctoral candidate at the School of Law, SOAS. My doctoral research is fully funded by the Felix Trust, India. I also work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the School of Law, SOAS. Recently, I have joined the Indian Law Review as an Assistant Editor.

Before starting my PhD at SOAS, I completed my BA and MA in Political Science. I was in Jadavpur university, Kolkata, for a year on the UGC Junior Research Fellowship and worked as a Research Intern in a National Commission of Women funded project on the assessment of Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (2005), in West Bengal. In 2021, my article on feminist interrogation of the POCSO judgements in India was published in the Economic and Political Weekly.

Research interests

My thesis intends to rethink feminist engagements with anti-sexual harassment laws and institutional mechanisms in Indian universities, interrogating the relationship between law, justice, and everyday feminist social resistances in these university spaces. My broader areas of interest lie in the fields of socio-legal studies, feminist legal theory, legal ethnography, and political theory. I am also interested in Indian politics, particularly centered around issues of caste, gender and social justice.