Laurence Gautier holds a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. She is Assistant Professor at the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities (O.P. Jindal Global University). Her doctoral research examined the role of Muslim universities in the redefinition of Indian Muslim identities after partition (1947-1990s). Building on her thesis, Laurence Gautier is now expanding her research work on issues of national integration, secularism, multiculturalism and minority rights, particularly among Indian Muslims, as well as on student politics. As an Associate Researcher at the CSH, she is preparing a panel on ‘The Sayyids in South Asia: the social and political role of a Muslim elite’ along with Julien Levesque, Head Researcher at the Centre, for the EASAS conference to be held in Paris in July 2018.
‘Les universités musulmanes et le débat sur la laïcité après la Partition’ [Muslim universities and the debate on secularism after partition], in Laïcités et musulmans, débats et expériences, edited by Amin Elias, Augustin Jomier and A.T. Khatchadourian (Bern: Peter Lang, 2014).
‘Of names and belonging. Why does the UGC want to drop the ‘M’ of AMU?’, Economic and Political Weekly, forthcoming.
‘L’Inde, future géant de l’enseignement supérieur ?’, France Forum, forthcoming.
Review of Jamaat-e-Islami Women in Pakistan. Vanguard of a New Modernity? by Amina Jamal, Studia Islamica 112 (2017), 295-314.