Prithvi Hirani

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BA History and Economics, University of York
MA International Relations, University of Warwick

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Year of Entry



Professor Mustapha Kamal Pasha, Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya


My PhD thesis examines the relationship between identity and territory in South Asia by looking at the borders between India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

General Research Interests

India and South Asia

Border Politics

Territory and Identity

Politics of space

Critical approaches in International Politics Non-Western thought in International Relations

Issues of identity, gender and race


Publications and Conference Papers

‘Practising the Indo-Bangladeshi border: Insights from the field’, paper presented at the 13th Aber-Lancs Graduate Colloquium’, Aberystwyth, May 2015.


‘Contested Narratives’, attended workshop and participated in the conference at the University of Copenhagen, April 2015.


‘Fencing South Asia: The peculiarities of the Indo-Bangladeshi Border’, paperat the Annual Conference of the British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) at Portsmouth University. April 2015


‘Borders and Identity: The making and unmaking of the idea of South Asia at its borders’, paper presented at the 12th Annual Aberystwyth-Lancaster Colloquium, Warwick University, June 2014.


Attended ‘The borders of South Asia’ workshop at SOAS University of London, May 2014.


Funding Awards

Doctoral Career Development Scholarship (DCDS), Aberystwyth University

President’s Scholarship, Aberystwyth University

Teaching Experience

Aberystwyth University

2014/15     Departmental Crisis Game, Simulation Control Staff

2013/14     IP10420 Introduction to International Politics

2013/14     IP10620 Global Inequalities

Professional Membership

Critical and Cultural Politics Research Group, Aberystwyth University, Co-Convener

British International Studies Association (BISA), Member

British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS), Member

European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS) Member