Department of Politics and International Studies

Nidah Kaiser

Key information

Department of Politics and International Studies PhD researcher
BSc Physiotherapy, Mumbai
MSc Physiotherapy, Kings College London
MSc International Politics, SOAS, University of London
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Internal Supervisors
Professor Rochana Bajpai


Nidah Kaiser is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies and an OSUN Engaged Research Scholar. Her research focuses broadly on the majoritarianism in South Asia. Nidah also works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at SOAS and King’s College, London. She is also a Research Assistant on a three-year collaborative project funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, and conducted by the Universities of Sciences Po, Princeton, and Columbia. Nidah has an MSc in International Politics from SOAS and has co-organised the 2021 MPhil Conference, "Global Perceptions of Power in the 21st Century." Before embarking on a career in political science, Nidah practiced as a physiotherapist - gaining clinical experience in Mumbai and London. She also holds an MSc in Physiotherapy from King’s College London, and a bachelor's degree from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai.

Research interests

Ethnic conflict and violence, politics of religion and identity, liberalism and minority rights, politics of South Asia, and majoritarianism.

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