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Kanika Gauba


Kanika Gauba read for her graduate and postgraduate degrees in law at National Law University, Delhi. She clerked with Justice Ranjan Gogoi at the Supreme Court of India between July 2013-August 2014. She taught constitutional law at the Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (May-December 2015). Before joining APU, she researched at the Centre for Comparative Law, National Law University, Delhi, focusing on comparative constitutional law.

Kanika's recent work explores memories of the partition in India's constituent assembly debates. Apart from constitutional history, her interest areas include citizenship studies, comparative constitutional law, postcolonial theory and law and literature.

Academic Qualifications
  • LL.M., National Law University, Delhi, 2015
  • B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), National Law University, Delhi, 2013
  • Citizenship in South Asia, in Nasir Uddin and Nasreen Chowdhory (ed.), Transborder Movements and the States: Experience from South Asia (forthcoming, 2018; co-authored with Anshuman Singh).
  • Voter, Citizen, Enemy, Vol. 52, Issue 23, Economic and Political Weekly, 2017, Sameeksha Trust, Mumbai (co-authored with Anshuman Singh).
  • Forgetting Partition: Constitutional Amnesia and Nationalism, Vol. 51, Issue 39, Economic and Political Weekly, 2016, Sameeksha Trust, Mumbai.
  • Contrasting the Indian Garment and Handloom Industries: A Critique of Legislative & Executive Inaction, 3 (1) NLIU Law Review, 2013, National Law University, Bhopal.
Courses taught at APU
  • Politics in India (Core, MA Dev)

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