Sonali Huria

Biographical Note

Sonali Huria studies the encounters of grassroots communities in India with the country’s technopolitical nuclear trajectories, and how such communities navigate the fissures engendered by radiation in their lives, ecological embeddedness, and religious/affective intimacies. Her doctoral research, completed in 2020 at New Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University included an exploration of anti-nuclear grassroots mobilizations in India through the prism of ‘democratic dissent’, and was anchored in theoretical perspectives from environmental and nuclear humanities, eco-feminist scholarship, and science and technology studies. Sonali has worked for nearly a decade in the field of human rights research, teaching, advocacy, and investigation at India’s National Human Rights Commission, which in many ways precipitated her interest in the acerbic contestations surrounding India’s nuclear energy sector expansion and the accompanying attenuation of environmental, democratic, and human rights norms. She has written extensively on the political, social, environmental, and human rights concerns surrounding India’s nuclear sector for news portals, magazines, and newspapers in South Asia and beyond, and co-edits, a popular resource space on nuclear disarmament and nuclear energy issues. She is presently a Research Fellow at the Takagi Fund for Citizen Science, Japan.