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Navtej K Purewal

Professor of Political Sociology and Development Studies, SOAS University of London, SOAS, University of London

Navtej Purewal is an inter-disciplinary social scientist whose broad focus is on the political sociology of South Asia, with a particular interest in gender, neoliberalism and social policy, as well as the on-going bordering processes across the region. She was the inaugural Deputy Director of the SOAS South Asia Institute, was Visiting Chair in Contemporary India at the University of Sydney in 2019, and is a member of the Feminist Review Collective.


  • –present
    Reader in Political Sociology and Development Studies, SOAS, University of London