Academic Tutor & TRIP Fellow
BA (Hons.) English, Kamala Nehru College, Delhi University (2017);
MA. Public Policy, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, OP Jindal Global University (2020).
Kavya graduated with a Master’s in Public Policy from the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, OP Jindal Global University in the August of 2020, following which she joined the school two months later as a research fellow and an academic tutor. Kavya’s primary research interests are in the matters of democratic reforms, particularly the deepening of citizen’s political agency through participation and deliberative reasoning. She is especially keen to study the deepening of democracy in the context of tribal communities and their rights, especially how their knowledge systems which contribute to the very effective conservation of biodiversity, can be brought more political visibility by enhancing the space for their participation in political decision making and public policy.
Areas Of Interest And Research Inclinations: Generally, I am always interested in studying and leaning about matters concerning democracy, politics, human rights, animal rights and the environment. Currently, the two main areas of research I am driven to study are deliberative democracy and biodiversity conservation; particularly how, by focusing on indigenous and tribal communities of India, one can study the intersection of these two arenas; or in other words, how the deepening of democracy which empowers citizens as active political agents can aid in mitigating ecological damage and biodiversity conservation in particular.
I love to take a whole day off, out and about in order to destress!