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My work at LSBU involves leading the institutional commitment to decolonising the university.
In being able to eliminate racial awarding gaps and promote fair access & participation for all students, building an anti-racist university, I work closely with all the seven LSBU Schools, departments, South Bank Academy and other professional services structures, to lead on the development, implementation and, interventions aimed at decolonising LSBU.
Background: I am a feminist decolonial scholar and a gender rights activist from the Global South. Alongside my role at LSBU, I am also pursuing my PhD at SOAS, University of London.
My PhD project is a culmination of my decade of work in the gender and development space in the Global South.
Prior to joining LSBU, I worked as a Policy Specialist on Women's Economic Rights at Action Aid UK. I have also worked with Oxfam, Global Partnership for Education, Global Fight Inequality Alliance and with state Government's in India, National and Regional Women's Rights organisations and community based organisations in India.
SOAS, University of London
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati, India
KIT Royal Tropical Institute and UN Women
Leading Policy work on women's economic rights.
Responsibilities include developing decolonised knowledge products on unpaid care and domestic work, women and trade, gender and public services etc
My doctoral degree at SOAS is a feminist decolonial project that I started in 2019, after receiving the Felix Research Scholarship. My project looks at borders and borderlands in South Asia, using a mix of community based research methods and tools
Leading a national campaign on gender based violence against women and girls
Managing a multi country project on creating safer spaces for women and girls
Prizes, awards, and accolades
Felix Scholarship (Sep 2019)
The Felix Trust
Received the Felix Research Fellowship in 2019 to pursue my Doctoral Degree at SOAS, University of London
Information and Knowledge Exchange Fund 2021 (Jul 2021)
SOAS, University of London
Received Information and Knowledge Exchange Fund 2021 to initiate Global South-Global North Dialogues on Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. It was a group project by Navtej Purewal, Adrija Dey and myself.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Fellowship (Oct 2018)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
BMGF Fellowship to pursue professional development course at KIT Royal Tropical, 2018. As part of my work with Oxfam on Gender Justice, I was supported by Oxfam Canada and BMGF to pursue a Professional Development Course for Gender Trainers in 2018
Linnaeus Palme Fellowship (Mar 2015)
Lund University, Sweden
Black Girl Resist
Kashyap, M. (2021). Black Girl Resist. London
Living Between Two Worlds
Kashyap, M. (2021). Living Between Two Worlds. Convivial Thinking.
A Pair of Earrings & the gift of intergenerational feminism
Kashyap, M. (2022). A Pair of Earrings & the gift of intergenerational feminism. Convivial Thinking.
Stand Up for Inclusive Public Services: An illustrated guide and case studies
Kashyap, M. (2023). Stand Up for Inclusive Public Services: An illustrated guide and case studies. London, United Kingdom Action Aid UK.