Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellow 2020-2021
Fields: Partition of India 1947, Oral history, South Asian history, Gender
Host Faculty: Dr Priyanka Srivastava
Education: B.A. in History & Philosophy from Ramjas College, University of Delhi; M.A. in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and MPhil in History from the University of Lucknow, India.
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 PhD 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.
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.
At UMass Amherst, she aims to gain expertise around Oral History and memory which will form an integral part of her PhD, back home in India.