Research Fellows

Research Fellows

Anmol Mahajan

Anmol Mahajan is a research fellow at India Foundation. Her area of focus lies in the psychological aspects behind terrorism and radicalisation, as well as consciousness studies from a psychological and philosophical perspective. She previously worked as a young professional at Vivekananda International Foundation. She completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology and BA (Honours) in Applied Psychology from Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida. She has worked on several research papers in positive psychology published in reputed journals and books.

Chitra Shekhawat

Chitra Shekhawat is currently working as a Research Fellow at India Foundation. She completed her Masters and B. A Honours in Economics from St. Xavier's College, Jaipur where she was elected as a Cultural Secretary of the Student Council. Her area of interest lies in the fields of development economics, good governance, public policy and advocacy.

Pavan Chaurasia

Pavan Chaurasia is a Research Fellow at India Foundation. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Delhi University and furthered his education with a postgraduate degree and M.Phil. from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He obtained his PhD from the School of International Relations (SIS) at JNU. He cleared the National Eligibility Test (NET) in 2017 and was awarded the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by the University Grants Commission (UGC) from 2018 to 2023. His expertise lies in the fields of International Relations, India's Foreign Policy, Indian Constitution and Public Policy, and Indian Political Thought.

Shivani Badgaiyan

Shivani Badgaiyan is currently a Research Fellow at India Foundation. She did her graduation (B.A.) from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore and is an M.A. in Political Science from Maitreyi College, University of Delhi. She has previously worked as a research intern under the Deputy Director of Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML), New Delhi. She has also worked as a Senior Research Assistant at PMML and as a Research Associate at Tagbin Services Pvt Ltd.

Yashowardhan Tiwari

Yashowardhan Tiwari is a B.A. LLB. (Hons.) graduate (Batch of 2020) from Jindal Global Law School (JGLS). He has previously worked as a Graduate Research Immersion Programme (GRIP) Scholar at JGLS. He has completed his LL. M. (General Legal Studies) from JGLS as a Silver Medalist by securing Batch Rank – Second, in the LL. M. cohort of 2021-22. He is currently working as a Research Fellow at India Foundation, and is an active part of its Centre for Constitutional and Legal Studies. He is primarily interested in the fields of constitutional law, modern Indian history and decolonial studies.