Sinduja Raja is a doctoral candidate in International Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She is also Project Manager of Women’s Rights After War, a project jointly funded by the UKRI’s Global Challenges Research Fund and the National Science Foundation. Her broader research interests lie in social movements, violence, gender, and the state.
Her dissertation work focuses on how resistance movements can create grounded social and political change to mainstream social and political systems in the course of their development. She currently focuses on two movements, in India and Mexico, but is interested in the broader theoretical theme of alternative futures, social movements, and state-society politics in any geographical context. Apart from this, her interests are also in understanding how the incidence of conflict, different forms of violence, and gender might intersect in transformative ways.
Sinduja was one of ten awardees of the Sie Fellowship and scholarship from the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the Korbel School during her M.A in International Studies. Prior to this, she obtained a Master of Arts in Development Studies from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras where she focused on peacekeeping and humanitarian intervention in South Asia.