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Julian Lamborlem Roy Jyrwa

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Julian is a Ph.D. scholar at the School of Social Sciences. His broad areas of research interest is in exploring Gender Performativity through the frameworks of Experimental Social Psychology. His others research interests include Psychometrics and Culture Studies.

Prior to joining NIAS, Julian completed his master’s in clinical psychology and Bachelor’s in Journalism, Psychology and Literature both from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Bengaluru. Professionally, he has worked as a Researcher at the Directorate of Educational Research and Training (DERT), Government of Meghalaya and as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology, Assam Don Bosco University.

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Arslan Wali Khan

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Arslan Wali Khan is presently pursuing doctoral studies at the School of Social Sciences, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political Science from Aligarh Muslim University. His research interests are in domains such as;

  • Politics of Space
  • Political Economy of Violence
  • Theories of Globalization, Nationalism and Modernity
  • Urban Segregation
  • Islamicate South Asia

His ongoing Ph.D. investigation is tentatively titled as “The Making and Un-Making of Muslim Ghettos: Tracing the Linkage between Globalization, Ethnic violence and Spatial Segregation in Urban India” This study aims to comprehend the construction of Muslim ghettos in India, elucidating the influence of communal violence and globalization on this phenomenon. To analyze these dynamics, Arslan employs theoretical framework of David Harvey’s “accumulation by dispossession” and Saskia Sassen’s concept of the “global city.”

 

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Mentoring Beyond AI: Forging Pioneers for the Dawning Era of Artificial Intelligence, the Metaverse, and Space

 This book not only covers the "tools of the trade" (mentoring how-to), it also examines mentoring's ancient origins since Homer's Odyssey, and peers into its future in virtual and outer space. Mentors are not born; they are mentees first and they evolve through trials and tribulations to success, to pass on their accumulated knowledge so the next generation can carry the torch yet farther. Such has been the experience of every known brilliant scientist in history.

Women and the invisible gender terrain of armed resistance in India

The gender dimension of armed conflict is marginal in the scholarship on Peace, Conflict, and Security Studies and requires further engagement through a feminist lens. It disrupts the notion that participation in these movements helps women escape patriarchy, and raises questions about the ‘ambivalent emancipation’ in India’s ‘Red Corridors.’ Through a historical and contextual reading of various resistance movements in South India and West Bengal, this paper explores how women navigate and negotiate varied socio-cultural and gender norms around women’s participation in the conflict.

Vocationalisation of School Education: Prospects and Challenges (NIAS/SSc/ED/U/RR/18/2023)

The paper is a comprehensive policy review with a focus on secondary school education in India. The study provides the status of provisioning of vocational education at the school level, the success models in Indian states implementing this provision, the history and summaries of various policy trajectories culminating with the Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development.

The National Bias of India’s Electoral System (NIAS/SSc/IHD/U/WP/02/2022)

The faith in the complete power of the majority leading to the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system followed in India’s electoral democracy has an inequality built into the relationship between political support and political power. Using vote shares as the measure of political support and seat shares as the extent of political power, this paper argues that due to the rather dispersed nature of votes received by regional and sub-regional level parties, the FPTP electoral system has benefited the national parties over others in terms of converting their votes to seats.