South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Vrinda Marwah

MA, London School of Economics and Political Science

PhD student



Reproductive health and technologies, Gender, Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity, Qualitative Methodology, Contemporary India, Social Movements, Law and Policy, State


Vrinda Marwah is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. Her primary research interests are in reproductive health issues, particularly in the processes and effects of the translation of these issues into law and policy in contemporary India.

Vrinda’s Masters thesis focused on hijras in India, and examined debates around sexual subjectivity, identity, and terminology in the context of HIV/AIDS, queer mobilisation and legal reform.  She received her MSc in Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics, and her BA in Political Science from the University of Delhi.

Vrinda has worked at the research, capacity building, and policy advocacy levels with Sama- Resource Group for Women and Health, and CREA, Delhi. 

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