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Current Research Faculty

  • Reeja Nair

    Research Associate
  • Surbhi Moudgil

    Research Associate
  • Rangoli Mitra

    Research Assistant
  • Preksha Shree Chhetri

    Research Associate
  • Shruti Jargad

    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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Surbhi Moudgil
Research Associate

Surbhi Moudgil is a Research Associate at the Institute of Chinese Studies. Her research work focuses on maritime security and international maritime law in the Indo-Pacific Region. She is working toward a Ph.D. from the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi. Her Ph.D. research entails the role of China's foreign policy, maritime security strategy, and Chinese views of sovereignty and international law in shaping China’s rise. She received her Law of the Sea education from Yeosu Academy hosted by the Korea Maritime Institute, South Korea. 

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Rangoli Mitra
Research Assistant

Rangoli Mitra is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. She has completed her M.A. in Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding from Jamia Millia Islamia. Her master's dissertation was titled, 'The Women, Peace and Security Agenda: A Theoretical Analysis of the Absence of a Gender Perspective in Peacebuilding'. She has completed her B.A. from Miranda House in Political Science Honours. Rangoli has previously worked with the Women's Regional Network and interned with the Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement and the National Maritime Foundation.

Her research interests include India's foreign policy, Indo-China relations, Security issues in South Asia, analyzing China's engagements in the maritime domain, particularly the Indo- Pacific and assessing the growth of the PLA.

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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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Shruti Jargad
Research Assistant

Shruti Jargad is a graduate in Chinese Studies from the Yenching Academy of Peking University. She also has a masters in political science from Jawaharlal University. Her research interests include state theory,  Chinese domestic politics and the CCP.

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