Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History, University of Hyderabad/ Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellow 2020-2021, Department of History, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Parul Srivastava is a Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellow 2020-2021 from India visiting the Department of History, University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History, University of Hyderabad. For her research, she is looking at the Oral narratives of Partition (1947) migrants and eyewitnesses to understand the suffering of the common people of the Subcontinent through questions of pain, affect, religiosity, and broken relationships. She is an alumnus of JNU, New Delhi, and Ramjas College, the University of Delhi where she obtained her Master's and Bachelor's degree respectively. In 2018, she was selected for the Story Scholar Program by the Berkeley-based ‘1947 Partition Archive’ jointly with Stanford University Libraries under which she recorded the experiences of Partition migrants and eyewitnesses. She has assisted the 1947 Partition Archive as a Convener on their project titled, ‘Responsible Accessibility and ethical use of conflict zone oral histories’ in 2019-2020.