School of Law, Gender and Media

Atreyee Sengupta

Key information

BA (Presidency University, Kolkata); MA (JNU, New Delhi)
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Thesis title
Rethinking Feminist Engagement with Institutional Anti-Sexual Harassment Mechanisms: A Study of University Spaces in India
Internal Supervisors
Dr Kanika Sharma & Dr Sidonia Lucia Kula


Atreyee is a doctoral candidate at the School of Law, SOAS.

Her doctoral research is fully funded by the Felix Trust, India. She also works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the School of Law, SOAS. Recently, she has joined the Indian Law Review as an Assistant Editor. 

Before starting her PhD at SOAS in 2022, Atreyee completed her BA and MA in Political Science. Thereafter, she was a UGC Junior Research Fellow at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 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, her article on feminist interrogation of the POCSO judgements in India was published in the Economic and Political Weekly.

Research interests

Atreyee’s 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.

Her broader areas of interest lie in the fields of socio-legal studies, feminist legal theory, legal ethnography, and political theory. She is also interested in Indian politics, particularly centered around issues of caste, gender and social justice.