BA, PhD, MA
College Lecturer and Director of Studies
- Fellow A
- College Lecturer, Sociology
- Director of Studies, Human, Social and Political Sciences (Part I [all] and Part II Sociology stream)
- Assistant Undergraduate and Graduate Tutor
- Lecturer in Sociology
Manali Desai received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California-Los Angeles where she trained as a comparative and historical sociologist. She has taught at universities in the US and UK, most recently at the London School of Economics. Much of her work has focused on Indian politics and social movements, focusing on the transformation of identities and interests during the long transition from the colonial to post-colonial periods.
State formation, political parties, social movements, development, ethnic violence, and post-colonial studies
Dr Manali Desai was awarded the 2019 Pilkington Teaching Prize, in recognition of her commitment to and impact on teaching at the University of Cambridge.