Dr. Upasana Mahanta is an Associate Professor and Executive Director, Centre for Women, Law & Social Change, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU). She is also the Director of the Office of Student Life & Cultural Engagement at JGU. Prior to joining JGU in 2012, she has worked as an Assistant Professor in Centre for Women’s Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Dr. Mahanta has completed her Ph.D. from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was also a Shastri Doctoral Fellow in the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Mahanta’s research areas include role of women in emergent political institutions; gendered understanding of conflict; women organizing and resisting in insecure contexts; and examining law and public policy through a gendered lens.