Priyanka Chakravarty

PhD Candidate
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Priyanka Chakravarty is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo. Her doctoral research explores the rights discourse in India, with a focus on Right to Public Services Legislations. Her PhD is part of the project Democracy, Welfare and Development: Indian and Scandinavian Experiences, being conducted in cooperation with Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Supervisors: Professor Olle Törnquist and Professor Emeritus Fredrik Engelstad (UiO). Supplementary supervisor: Professor Niraja Gopal Jayal (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Academic interests

  • Rights based approach to development

  • Social citizenship

  • Welfare state

  • Politics in South Asia

  • Politics of development


  • M.Phil in Law and Governance, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), 2013
    M.Phil thesis - Unique Identification Project: Interrogating the Claim of Inclusive Social Citizenship

  • M.A in Political Science, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), 2010

  • B.A (Honours) in Journalism, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, 2008

Work Experience

  • Teaching assistant Course: ‘Law and Governance I – theories and concepts’, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Monsoon Semester 2014.

  • Prepared a report on The High Level Committee on the Status of Women, Government of India and UNDP, February 2014.

  • Communications Associate at ASER Centre / Pratham (NGO providing primary education to underprivileged children in India), June 2010 – February 2012.

  • Interned with Advocacy, Communication and Leadership Team at UNAIDS India, July 2009.


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