Dr Sunita Abraham

Honorary Researcher


My research examines the intersection of politics, poverty and development. I am interested in understanding the links between low politics (grassroots level) and high politics (national and provincial level) in different contexts. This involves the study of political power, contestation, collective action and capabilities through the lens of everyday state and society interactions. My previous research has examined these links in the context of local government (panchayats), NGOs and poor people in rural south India. My current research focuses on issues of inequality, race, gender, class and poverty. In particular, I am interested in examining how Higher Educational Institutions can bring about systemic change through various decolonising initiatives that link staff and students with each other and with local/regional communities These research interests have been shaped by my work in academia and as a development practitioner both in the United Kingdom and in India.

Social Action Research Group
12/06/2020 → …