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Vipanchika Sahasri Bhagyanagar

Vipanchika Sahasri Bhagyanagar

Graduate Student // History

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Vipanchika Sahasri Bhagyanagar has a master’s degree in political studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi (where she topped the class of ninety-six students) and a bachelor’s degree in History and Politics from Miranda House, University of Delhi. Vipanchika’s research interests span the broad areas of prison studies, punishment, justice, sexuality, and violence. She’s interested in prison abolitionist movements and literature. She was herself part of the anti-curfew movement during her bachelor’s in Delhi. As the President of the Students’ Union then, a series of protests and negotiations under her leadership culminated in the abolition of the curfew at Miranda House Residence, University of Delhi. Here at Purdue, she’ll be working with Dr Tithi Bhattacharya.