About the Guest – Sunaina Arya is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Philosophy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, completing a dissertation on feminist philosophy from a Dalit perspective. Her area of research includes social and political philosophy of B R Ambedkar, philosophy and psychology, and the philosophy of social sciences. She has co-edited the book Dalit Feminist Theory: A Reader, which was published by Routledge (2020). She received an Honourable Mention in the Bluestone Rising Scholar Prize (2019) by The Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Massachusetts. She is a part of Global Dalit Change Makers, an initiative of the India China Institute, The New School, New York City. Arya has been a resource person for lectures, public talks, workshops, podcasts and webinars in India and abroad. Her recent publications include ‘Dalit or Brahmanical Patriarchy? Rethinking Indian Feminism’ (Feb 2020). She is currently co-editing a special issue of CASTE: A Global Journal on Social Exclusion published by Brandeis University, USA.
She tweets at – Su_philos
About the Podcast– The Quest SLR is here with UNWIRED, our podcast series, where we discuss on varied issues. On our first episode, Ipsita Ghanshala speaks with Sunaina Arya, a senior research fellow at JNU.
In this episode, we try to understand Dalit feminism, the importance of caste identity. Representation issues in media, identity, education and much more.