Dr Mara Malagodi

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Research Associate
BA (London), BA (Trieste), MA, PhD (London)
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Dr Mara Malagodi is British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Law Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Mara’s project (2012-15) investigates patterns of exclusion of Nepal’s ethnolinguistic, religious and regional groups, dalits, women and LGBTs in the constitutional arena following the re-democratisation of 1990 by mapping Supreme Court’s decisions interpreting the Right to Equality. She now retains her affiliation to SOAS through the Centre of South Asian Studies and the South Asia Department.

Mara holds her Doctorate (2009), MA in South Asian Studies and BA in Nepali & Politics from SOAS, her Laurea Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Trieste, and GDL from the College of Law. She is now completing her qualification as a Barrister and is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, which has been supporting her legal training through the Blackstone Entrance Exhibition (2010) and BPTC Quatercentenary Scholarship (2011). Mara taught at SOAS between 2007 and 2012 on a number of courses: ‘Law and Society in South Asia’, ‘Cultural Studies Theories and the Study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East’, ‘Society, Culture and Politics in Nepal’, ‘Contemporary South Asia’, ‘South Asian Culture’, ‘Culture and Conflict in the Himalayas’, ‘Law and Development’, and ‘Law and Governance’.


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