Dr Raksha Pande, BA(Hons), MA,PhD
I am originally from Nainital, a hill station in the Indian Himalayas. I studied geography at Miranda House, Delhi University before moving to Britain for postgraduate study. I have an MA in Human Geography Research which was followed by a PhD on arranged marriages and South Asian migrants under the supervision of Professors Anoop Nayak and Peter Phillimore at Newcastle University.My research interests are in the fields of cultural and political geography and postcolonial theory. Primarily, my specialism lies in analysing the dynamics between the phenomenon of migration, the theory of modernity and the practice of arranged marriages. These were explored in my PhD dissertation, Wedded to tradition? Arranged Marriages and South Asians in Britain, which I am currently preparing for publication into journal articles.
I moved to Durham in February 2011 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate supporting research by Professor Joe Painter on localism, urban governance and the everyday state. Current work involves an AHRC Connected Communities Programme funded research review on the links between localism and community empowerment.
- Modernity and its postcolonial forms and expressions
- Changing gender and family relations among migrants
- Ethnicity and identity politics in the South Asian diaspora