Claire Crawford


Claire is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London, and a Leverhulme Fellow with the doctoral programme 'Interrogating Vision of a Post-Western World: Interdisciplinary and Interregional Perspectives on the Future in a Changing International Order'.

Her thesis is titled “Digital activism in India: postcolonialism, the feminist movement, and digital politics”. The project is supervised by Dr Humeira Iqtdiar, Dr Poornima Paidipaty and Dr Paolo Gerbaudo.

Following an early career as a project manager, Claire completed her MA in Contemporary India at the King’s India Institute under the supervision of Professor Sunil Khilnani. She also holds a BA in History & Italian from the University of Leeds. In addition to her doctoral research, she has recently held consultancy positions at the British International Research Institutes and the Council for British Research in the Levant, and research positions in the School of Global Affairs at King’s.

She teaches Postcolonial Theory in the School of Politics and Economics at King’s, and is one eighth of the London-based Politics of Style Collective.