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Current Research Faculty

  • Reeja Nair

    Research Associate
  • Preksha Shree Chhetri

    Research Associate
  • Subhadip Mondal

    Research Assistant
  • Sugandha Tandon

    Research Assistant

Reeja Nair
Research Associate

Reeja Nair is a Research Associate at the Institute of Chinese Studies. Her research broadly centres on issues related to labour and urbanisation in post-Mao China to present. She is particularly interested in understanding how workers navigate the city spaces in a rapidly urbanizing China, and a comparative assessment of these issues in the Indian context. 

Reeja recently submitted her PhD thesis titled, 'Workers and Urban Spaces in Post-Socialist China: A Study of Community, Leisure and Resistance, 1994-2008', at the Centre for East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She completed her MPhil from the same centre. Her MPhil dissertation examined the making of China's labour laws in the post- Mao period. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in History from Miranda House, University of Delhi (specializing in Modern Indian History). In the past, she  has worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies, on an ICSSR Project titled, “State  Responses  to  Social  Welfare  in  China  and  India:  A  Comparative  Study  of Workers  in  Small  and  Medium  Enterprises”.

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Preksha Shree Chhetri
Research Associate

Preksha Shree Chhetri is a currently a Research Associate at ICS. She holds a PhD on the EU’s China policy from the Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her PhD thesis is titled “The EU-China Strategic Partnership, 2003-2017” and her M.Phil. dissertation was on “Germany-China Economic Relations”. Her research interests include EU-China relations, EU-China in Central Asia, EU-China in Africa, Sino-Russian ties, BRI and the work of the United Front. In the past, she has assisted in a number of research projects including the EU-India think tank twinning initiative. She regularly contributes her research articles to the University Association for Contemporary European Studies.  In 2022, she received the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship for learning Mandarin language in Taiwan.

 

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Subhadip Mondal
Research Assistant

Mr Subhadip Mondal is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), New Delhi. His research interests include Climate Change, Global Warming, Marine Security and Technology. He has worked as a Research Officer with Chennai Center for China Studies (C3S). It is a non-profit public policy think tank, which is supported by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). During his time with C3S, he was posted in the Climate Change and Technology vertical. Mr Subhadip holds two Master's degrees. First, he completed M. Tech in Geo-informatics from Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi. Then, he went on to pursue, MA in Politics and International Relations from Pondicherry University, Puducherry (a Central University).

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Sugandha Tandon
Research Assistant

Sugandha Tandon’s research lies in exploring the relationship between art and politics in Mao’s period (1949-1976). She is also interested in the study of history propaganda in China, museum studies as cultural institutions, and the generation of knowledge systems around exhibitions. Sugandha received her master's in history of art and appreciation from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Her master's dissertation, 'Exploration of Chinese Discourse in Aesthetics and Politics,' which explored the social and cultural history of the Mao period, prompted her to undertake studies which are aligned with her research interests. She is currently enrolled in an integrated MPhil-PhD program at Jawaharlal Nehru University where she has just submitted her M.Phil. dissertation, entitled "Making of Chinese Political Propaganda Posters (1949-76)."

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