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Kamya Choudhary

Kamya Choudhary
Name
Kamya Choudhary
Title
Organisation
International Development School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh, Scotland UK EH8 9LD
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Research Interests
India, Gender and Development, Agriculture, Sustainable Development, Irrigation, Water Resource Management, Solar Energy, Gender and Technology, Men and Masculinities
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/international_development/kamya_choudhary

PhD Title

Power and Transformation in Rural India: Understanding the Impacts of Solar-Powered Irrigation Pumping

Research Project Description

My research seeks to analyze the social and political consequences of the wide-scale shift to state-subsidized solar-powered irrigation pumping systems in Rajasthan, India. I focus on debates surrounding access, control, and sustainability to demonstrate how interactions with the technology for farmers are mediated by caste, class and gender axes. 

Qualifications:

2016 - present: PhD International Development, The University of  Edinburgh

2015 - 2016: MSc International Development, The University of Edinburgh

2012 - 2015: BA (Hons.) Political Science, The University of Delhi (Lady Shri Ram College)

Academic Awards: 

2016: Perfect Storm Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship

2016: Best Overall Performance, MSc in International Development Award

2016: JN Tata Gift Scholarship for Academic Excellence 2015:  Graduate School of Social and Political Science Funding Award

2015: JN Tata Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians Scholarship

Supervisors: 

Dr Jamie Cross and Dr Radhika Govinda