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Dr Adrija Dey is a UKRI Future Leader Senior Research Fellow at the School of Social Science and School of Media and Communication at the University of Westminster. Her research project is titled “Decolonising Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Higher Education: Innovations in Theory, Policy and Practice”.
She was previously a Lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Sussex and British Academy post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Development Studies, SOAS, where her project was titled “Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Indian Universities: A Study of Campus Life, Student Activism, and Institutional Responses.”
Adrija’s research is interdisciplinary in nature, and draws from a wide range of methodologies within gender studies, politics, media, and development studies. Particularly, her work focuses on sexual and gender based violence, feminist social movements, student activism, digital activism, new media, misinformation and surveillance.
She conducts her research with a focus on the Global South and through a decolonial and intersectional Marxist feminist lens. Adrija is the author of Nirbhaya: New Media and Digital Gender Activism. She has been a vocal campaigner against sexual misconduct in Higher Education and currently is the Director of International Knowledge Exchange at the 1752 group.