The family is the first gatekeeper of conservative regimes. Now, more than ever, such regimes are gaining political mileage in the global North and global South. Anukriti Dixit explores the violence of heteronormativity and its related fundamentalist ideals through two social phenomena: the recent rise of ‘honour killing’ of queer persons in India and the rise of violence against queer and trans people in Switzerland
Legal compliance is crucial for effective anti-sexual harassment legislation. But Anukriti Dixit shows how a focus on compliance disregards caste, sexual orientation or religious status. These neglected hierarchies inherent in anti-sexual harassment policies are key to combatting sexual harassment the workplaces of India
Anukriti's doctoral degree was completed at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, in the area of public policy.
She was a Swiss government Excellence Scholar for 2019–2020.
Her primary research interests include topics of gender equality, intersectional policy design, conceptualisations of agency in public policy, as well as poststructuralist policy analysis.
Her research projects have been on issues of labour policies for women, workplace sexual harassment, healthcare policies during the covid pandemic and decolonial critiques of the ‘digital gender gap’ as represented in international policies.
Currently she is working on issues of epistemic justice and plurality in varieties of Indian feminisms.
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