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Gunjan is a Lecturer in Education with a Research Fellowship Secondment to the project UK-India partnership: A research study to further gender equality in higher education in India. Prior to this, Gunjan was an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) postdoctoral fellow, leading an ESRC-funded project Rural youth identities in India: Exploring intersections of nation, gender and technology in areas of civil unrest. Her research has focused on the performance and navigation of Adivasi (Scheduled Tribe) identities in contexts of protracted violence in India, to understand the production of social difference in national policy and local community contexts. In engaging with concerns of equity and inclusion, Gunjan's work encourages a critical approach to social categories and understanding difference in the Global South.


PhD in Education, Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, UK


Research Fellow 'A research study to further gender equality in higher education in India'.

Project lead 'Rural youth identities in India'.

Newest selected publications

Wadhwa, G. (2021) 'Ethics of positionality in capturing Adivasi youth 'voices' in a village community India', in Spencer, G. (ed.) Ethics and Integrity in Research with Children and Young People (Advances in Research Ethics and Integrity). Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing Limited. , 7. pp. 89 - 103. ISBN 13: 978-1-80043-401-1.

Book chapter

Wadhwa, G. (2021) 'Silence as Collective Resistance amongst Adivasi Youth in India', in Swartz, S., Cooper, A., Batan, CM. and Causa, LK. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Global South Youth Studies. New York, NY, USA : Oxford University Press. pp. 473 - 483. ISBN 13: 9780190930028.

Book chapter

Wadhwa, G. (2021) '(Un)Doing Rights: Adivasi participation in governance discourses in an area of civil unrest in India'. The International Journal of Human Rights, 25 (7). pp. 1168 - 1183. ISSN: 1364-2987 Open Access Link

Journal article

Wadhwa, G. (2019) '"They are like that only": Adivasi identities in an area of civil unrest in India'. PhD Thesis.

Thesis dissertation
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