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), as well as an Associate Researcher of the CSH. 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 co-edited a special issue on ‘Historicizing Sayyid-ness: Social Status and Muslim Identity in South Asia’, to be published in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, along with Julien Levesque, Head Researcher at the Centre.
She is currently working on her monograph, Between Nation and Community. Muslim universities and Indian politics after Partition, to be published by Cambridge University Press.
- With Julien Levesque (ed.), Special Issue on ‘Historicising Sayyid-ness in South Asia’, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 30, 3 (2020).
- ‘A Laboratory for a Composite India? Jamia Millia Islamia around the time of partition’, Modern Asian Studies, 54, 1 (2020), 199-249.
- ‘Crisis of the ‘Nehruvian Consensus’ or Pluralisation of Indian politics? Aligarh Muslim University and the Demand for Minority Status’, SAMAJ, 22 (2019).
- ‘Why does the UGC want to drop the ‘M’ of AMU?’, Economic and Political Weekly, 53, 1 (6 Jan. 2018), 18-21.
- ‘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).