Wajiha Mehdi

I am a social justice researcher from India. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. My research studies how Muslim women negotiate access to public spaces in India at the intersection of rising nationalism and Islamophobia. I look at intersection of postcolonial, critical race theory, intersectional feminist work to develop an understanding of Muslim subjectivity in India. I am interested in how bodies materialize in space through affectual reading by other bodies in spaces thereby determining certain bodies as familial and others as strangers.

 

My research interests include Islamophobia, rise of right wing nationalism, geographies of domination and geographies of resistance.

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