Mihika Poddar


Mihika is a DPhil candidate in law at the University of Oxford. She is undertaking research supervised by Kate O’Regan and Barbara Havelkova on legal recognition of personal identities, including race, sex/gender and caste. Mihika completed the MPhil in Law in 2021 working on legal regulation of gender identity, and obtained the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) with Distinction on a Rhodes Scholarhsip. She was awarded the Law Faculty Prize in Comparative Equality Law in 2020. Mihika is also a qualified Indian lawyer and university medallist from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, India, where she completed her B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) in 2019. 

Mihika is a tutor for Feminist Perspectives in Law at St Catherine's College. She is co-convenor of the Feminist Jurisprudence Discussion Group, and a blog editor for the Oxford Human Rights Hub, as well as the faculty's Family and Medical Law blog. She previously served as co-chair of the Oxford Pro Bono Publico.

Research Interests

Human Rights Law and Policy, Discrimination Law, Queer and Feminist Legal Theory, Law and Society, Constitutional law