Graduate Student Directory

Shatakshi Singh
  • Pronouns she/her
  • Title
    • Ph.D Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Merrill College Academic Building, 123
  • Mail Stop Merrill/Crown Faculty Services

Summary of Expertise

South Asia, Citizenship, Right-wing Populism, Protest Politics.

Research Interests

I locate my research at the intersection of law, citizenship and religion, with a focus on Rule of Law and India.

Biography, Education and Training

Shatakshi Singh is a PhD student at the Department of Politics. She is currently working as a graduate teaching assistant for the course "Politics: Power, Principle, Process and Policy" under Dr. Dan Wirls. She has a Bachelor's of Arts in History (Hons.) from the University of Delhi and a Master's degree in International Relations and Area Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. In addition to this, she submitted her dissertation titled "Populism in Brazil under Bolsonaro: 2014-2020" towards the completion of her M.Phil degree in Latin American Studies at JNU in 2021. She plans to pursue a designated emphasis in Feminist Studies along with a specialization in Comparitive Politics track for her PhD studies. 

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Awarded the University Grants Commission NON-NET Fellowship for M.Phil.

          studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2019-2021).

  • Awarded the Regents Fellowship Award for Fall Quarter 2021 by University of

          California, Santa Cruz.

  • Awarded the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship for the academic year 2022-


Selected Publications

  • Forthcoming:“Shaheen Bagh and the politics of protest in the Anti-CAA movement in India” (with Yash Sharma), Feminist Encounters, special issue on Gendered Activism in South Asia.


Selected Presentations

  • Presented paper titled "Crime and Punishment in Bolsonaro's Brazil: Locating Women in the Violences in Favelas" at the International Conference on Global Shifts: Lessons from Latin America and Canada organized by the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (Oct. 2020).
  • Presented co-authored paper titled "Shaheen Bagh and the Politics of Protest in the Anti-CAA movement in India" at the International Feminist Journal of Politics Conference in South Korea during (July 2022).
  • Presented paper titled "(Mis)Rule of Law: The Indian Supreme Court and the Politics of Protest in Contemporary India" at the New York Conference on Asian Studies in Syracuse (Oct. 2022).

Teaching Interests

  • (Interests)
    Comparitive Politics, Law and Society, International Relation and Area Studies, with a special focus on South Asia.
    (Teaching Appointments):
    As Graduate Teaching Assistant: 
  • "Politics: Power, Principle, Process, and Policy" under Dr. Dan Wirls during Winter Quarter 2021-2022 Winter Quarter 2021-2022
  • "U.S. and the World Economy" under Dr. Scott Newsome during Spring Quarter 2021-2022
  • "International Law" under Dr. Mark Massoud during Fall Quarter 2022-2023