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Report on South Asia Research at Lund University

The 2020 report provides a comprehensive overview of current and previous research at Lund University on the South Asian region. Categorised by Lund University departments and faculties, previous SASNET intern Anni-Elina Vänska listed researchers that have conducted work on or in South Asia. She also included a number of interviews with Lund University researchers.

You can find the full report here

Cover image of report by Annie-Elina Vänskä showing roof of main building of Lund University with two winged statues in front of blue sky. Photo.


About the author

Anni-Elina Vänskä

Anni-Elina began specialising in South Asia during her bachelor’s in International Studies at Leiden University in The Netherlands and continued during her master’s in Asian Studies at Lund University. Her main interests include increasing awareness on human rights and women’s rights struggles in South Asia. Her research has focused on human rights violations and gendered violence in India. In her bachelor’s thesis, she looked at media representation of rape culture in India. For her master’s thesis she conducted research in affiliation with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai and studied young women’s perceptions of public safety in Mumbai, regarding the risk of sexual harassment. Throughout her studies, she has spent nine months in India for the purpose of traveling, improving the fluency of her Hindi and most recently doing an internship for the Nordic Centre in India in New Delhi.