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Shrimoyee Ghosh

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Shrimoyee is a lawyer and legal anthropologist, whose work focuses on questions of rights and justice, and the law’s relationship to everyday forms of subjectivity and violence. She has worked with local coalitions and organisations on a number of human rights documentation and litigation efforts in Kashmir, Mumbai and New Delhi. Her scholarly work has appeared in Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, Contributions to Indian Sociology and other academic journals. She is a member of LASSNET (Law and Social Sciences Network), the Critical Kashmir Studies scholarly collective and the Kashmir Scholars Advocacy and Consultative Network (KSCAN). She has a B. A LLB (2003) from National Law School of India University, Bengaluru; a Masters in Research (2006) from Birbeck School of Law, London and a Ph D (2017) from the Centre for Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and has been the recipient of a Yale-Fox International Fellowship for her doctoral studies.

Academic Qualifications
  • 2017 Ph.D. Law and Governance. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
  • 2006 Masters Research Law. British Chevening Scholar. Birbeck School of Law, London, UK.
  • 2003 B.A. LLB. (Hons) National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India.
Teaching Interests

Law and Society; Human Rights and Humanitarian laws; Critical Legal Studies; Gender and Feminist Legal Studies; Legal Anthropology and Ethnography; South Asian Legal and Constitutional History.

Research Interests

Law and violence; Legal documents and the everyday State; Critical Kashmir Studies; Emergencies and exceptional Jurisdictions.

Writing and Publications:
  • (2020). “The Grid of Indefinite Incarceration: Everyday Legality and Counter-Insurgency Lawfare in Indian Controlled Kashmir” Critique of Anthropology [with Duschinski H].
  • (2020) “Crisis Constitutionalism, Permanent Emergency and the Amnesias of International Law in Kashmir”. Third World Approaches to International Law Review
  • (2019). “‘Not Worth the Paper It’s Written On’: Stamp Paper Documents and the Life of Law in India.” Contributions to Indian Sociology 53(1).
  • (2017). “Constituting the Occupation: Preventive Detention and Permanent Emergency in Kashmir.” The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 24(1), 314- 337. [With Duschinski H.]

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