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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.

Doctoral Researcher

SOAS, University of London

2019
Master's in Social Work (Community Organisation and Development Practice)

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati, India

2014
2016
Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers

KIT Royal Tropical Institute and UN Women

2018
2019
Policy Specialist
Action Aid UK

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

2020
2022
Third sector/charities
Doctoral Researcher
SOAS, University of London

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

2019
Education
Programme Coordinator: Gender Justice
Oxfam India

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

2018
2019
Third sector/charities
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.