SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Ms Sruthi Muraleedharan

BA Political Science (Delhi University), MA, MPhil (Delhi University)
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Sruthi Muraleedharan
Department of Politics and International Studies

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Ms Sruthi Muraleedharan
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SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
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Fridays 12:30 - 2:30
Thesis title:
Symbolic Encounters: Identity, Performativity and Democratic Subjectivity in India (Preliminary Title)
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PhD Research

Symbolic politics corralled with performativity is the nature of practical politics today. The fact that much of political mobilizations in the present times have a ‘performative’ angle to it can’t be denied whether it is the Arab Spring or the Occupy Movement. The focus of my study is to analyze this ‘performance’ in politics, performativity and subject formation and the visual cultural production through symbolic and spectacle creation within the context of Identity politics in India.The main question of enquiry is to locate how these kinds of mobilizations based on public performances in the political domain negotiate with the ‘political’.


  • American Political Science Association
  • Political Studies Association



  • Political Theory
  • Indian Government and Politics
  • Politics of Identity
  • Performativity
  • Politics of Symbolism
  • Spatial politics
  • International Relations Theory
  • Gender Studies
  • Visual Ethnography