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Labour law; political economy; social movements; critical theory; tort law
Shruti Iyer is currently an MPhil candidate in Socio-Legal Research, under the supervision of Linda Mulcahy. She is a 2019 Rhodes Scholar at St Antony's College. Her current research focuses on state compensation for silicosis, a lung disease contracted by miners and stone-carvers. It situates administrative compensation schemes for occupational disease within its wider economic and political context in India, as part of a relationship between state, capital and labour. Her work also attempts to understand new forms of labour mobilisation in response to these working conditions.
She graduated in Politics, Philosophy and Law (2016) from King's College London, and was a researcher at the Centre for Equity Studies in New Delhi until 2018. While at King's, she worked under Professor Ben Bowling as an Undergraduate Research Fellow on projects to do with race relations legislation in the UK and its connection to policing, as well as on the use of Body-Worn Video (BWV) in law enforcement activity. At the Centre for Equity Studies, her research was specifically on the evolving relationship between the Indian state and contractualized and informal sanitation labour, and she also worked on issues to do with informal labour and social movements more generally.