Our Team

is a reader in geography at Queen Mary University of London, UK. She researches and teaches on everyday politics of the state, citizenship, violence/non-violence and the politics of digital development in India. Philippa’s first book Everyday Peace?: Politics, Citizenship and Muslim Lives in India was awarded the 2016 Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award by the Political Geography Speciality Group at the American Association of Geographers. Her research has been funded by ESRC UK, Cambridge Humanities Trust, Royal Geographical Society and the British Academy. Philippa is recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Award for geography in 2019.

Lipika Kamra is a lecturer in the politics of South Asia at Queen Mary University of London. She researches on the state, digital politics, and gender and democracy in India from an ethnographic perspective. Her work has been published in Critique of Anthropology, Antipode, Contemporary South Asia and the Journal of South Asian Development. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled ‘Making and Remaking the State: The Politics of Development and Counterinsurgency in Eastern India’. Along with Philippa Williams, she is co-writing ‘Privacy Techtonics: Digital geopolitics, WhatsApp and India’ for Bristol University Press.


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