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“Return and Reintegration of Gulf Migrants to Kerala Society: An Exploration of Public Attitudes and Policy Gaps” was presented at the International Conference on Migration and Diaspora in West Asian and North African Region: Global Concerns and Implications for India organised by the Department of West Asian and North African Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh on 15 March 2023.
Invited Session on “Women on the Move: Universalising the Gender Perspective on Migration and Mobility” in the Faculty Development Programme on Gender Discourses in the Contemporary Society conducted in online mode by the Department of Sociology and Centre for Research, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam, Kerala, in association with Mahatma Gandhi University UGC-STRIDE on 28 February 2023.
“Migration, Memory, and the Gulflore: Making of Gulf Malayali Identity in Kerala” was presented at the International Interdisciplinary Conference on The Global Indian Diasporas: Literary, Cultural and Socio-Economic Perspectives in the 21st Century organised by the Centre for Diaspora Studies, the Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, on 25February 2023.
“Gulf Malayali: Writing, Reading, and the Making of Migrant Identities in Kerala” was presented at the National Conference on Exploring Identity through Multiple Lenses organised by the Unitedworld School of Liberal Arts & Mass Communication, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on 18 January 2023.
“Migration, Return and Everything in Between” in the monthly seminar series organised by the Department of History, Kannur University, Kerala, on 25 November 2022.
“India’s Gulf Migrants: A Gendered Approach to their Migration Experiences Before, During, and After the COVID-19 Pandemic” was presented at the International E-Conference on Migration, Governance, and COVID-19: Perspectives, Policies, Opportunities, and Challenges jointly organised by Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism, New Delhi, Centre for Research on North America (CISAN), UNAM, Mexico, and Migrant Forum Asia (MFA), Manila, Philippines, on 3 November 2022.
“Understanding South Asian Diaspora” for the students of the Post Graduate Diploma in Migration and Diaspora offered by the School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi on 24 September 2022.
“International Migration and the Sociality of Everyday Experiences of Indians Abroad” organised by the Centre for Diaspora Studies, School of International Relations and Politics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, on 12 August 2022.
“Social Costs and Benefits of International Migration” for the students of the Post Graduate Diploma in Migration and Diaspora (PDGMIDI) offered by the School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi on 30 July 2022.
“Understanding Indian Diaspora” for the Faculty Induction Programme (FIP-04/05-2021-22) conducted by the UGC-HRDC, Manipur University, Imphal on 21 March 2022.
“Women and Migration: Locating and Mainstreaming Gender in Migration Discourses” in the Webinar Migration a Long Way to Go: Trends and Challenges organised by the Department of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana on 22 February 2022.
“Publicness of Personal Memories and Narrative Identities in the Expatriate Literature of Kerala” in the International Webinar ‘Turbulence and Resilience: Exploring Diaspora Spaces’ organised by the Department of Sociology and Centre for Diaspora Studies, University of Kerala on January 4-7, 2022.
“Indian Women Migrant Labourers in the Gulf Countries and the Impact of Covid-19” as part of the Panel Discussion: Female Migrant Labourers and Covid-19 in Asia organised by the Gender and Migration Research Group under the War, Conflict and Global Migration Think Tank Programme of the Global Research Network (GRN), the United Kingdom on 5 November 2021.
“Refugee Women and their Everyday Lives in India: Before and During the Pandemic” at the Centre for Legal Research and Pedagogy (CLRP) and Centre for Human Rights (CHR), School of Law, Galgotias University, Uttar Pradesh on 21 June 2021.
“India-United Kingdom Relations in Post-Brexit Era” at the Department of Political Science at Kumaraguru College of Liberal Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on 18 February 2021.
“Migration Governance in India: Issues and the Way Forward” at the Open Discussion Forum of Payyannur College, Kannur, Kerala on 30 January 2021.
“India-EU Engagement in Migration and Mobility: Issues and the Way Forward” at the KPS Menon Chair for Diplomatic Studies, School of International Relations and Politics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala on 17 December 2020.
“Covid-19 and Women Migrant Workers: Addressing the Less Addressed” at the Department of Political Science and IQAC of MES Asmabi College, Kodungallur, Kerala on 20 November 2020.
“Migrants and their Narrative Identity: Mapping the Indian Diaspora Literature” at the English Literary Society of O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana on 31 October 2020.
“Migrant and Left-Behind Women during the Covid-19” at the All India Professionals’ Congress, Kerala on 26 September 2020.
“Capacity Building of Women and Children who have Migrated and Left-Behind” at the International Justice Mission, Patna (IJM) – Bihar Office on 9 July 2020.
“Permanence of Impermanence: The Depiction of Expatriate Lives in the Diasporic Literature of Kerala, India” at the Multidisciplinary Research in Social Sciences by Vertex Research Society, at Bur Dubai, the UAE on 14 June 2019.
“Fragmented Lives of Expatriates: A Rereading of Temporary People by Deepak Unnikrishnan” at the Department of English, Andra University, Visakhapatnam, Andra Pradesh on 16 March 2019.
“Gandhi and Conflict Resolution” was delivered on a panel discussion on Is Gandhi Relevant Today? organised by the International Relations Committee in partnership with Wellesley College, USA at FLAME University, Pune on 9 January 2019.
“Portrayal of Cultural Identity in Diasporic Literature: A Rereading of Meera Syal’s Anita and Me” at the Institute of Advanced Studies in English, Pune on 16 December 2018.
“Diaspora Literature in the Era of Global Migration” at the Higher Education and Research Society, Dnyansagar Institute of Management and Research, Pune on 7 September 2018.
“Longing for Home: Mapping the Indian Diasporic Literature and Popular Culture in Europe” at the Higher Education and Research Society, Navi Mumbai & Dnyansagar Institute of Management and Research, Pune on 8 September 2018.
“Ethnic Popular Culture among the Indian Diaspora in Multicultural Britain: A Case Study Approach” at the FIAP Jean Monnet in Paris, France on 18 June 2018.
“Diaspora Problematics in the Age of Globalisation: A Case of Indian Immigrants in Britain” at the International Academic Research and Sharing Platform in Berlin, Germany on 20 May 2018.
“Teaching and Learning European Studies in India: A Participant Experience Approach to understand Europe from outside” at the Institute for European Global Studies, the University of Basel at Basel, Switzerland on 15 May 2018.
“Diaspora Culture and Identities: A Curious Case of Survival in Foreign Lands” at the Institute of Advanced Studies in English, Pune at MDC Yashada Pune on 15 December 2017.
“Migration in the Age of (Post) Globalisation: Rise of Far-right Extremism and Diaspora Problematics” at the Department of Politics and Governance, Central University of Kashmir, Nowgam Campus-2, Srinagar on 13 October 2017.
“Re-reading the Banyan Tree Analogy: The Everyday Life of Indian Diaspora in Europe” at the Lalla Rookh Academic Chair of the Faculty of Humanities at VU University Amsterdam along with the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Municipality of The Hague, The Netherlands on 6 October 2017.
“Empowered or Engulfed: A Study on the Impact of Migration on the Gulf Wives of Kerala” at the Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism, New Delhi on 27 November 2016.
“Quantitative Vs. Qualitative Equality: An Analysis of Social Acceptability of Women Leadership in Local Governance” at the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Thrissur, Kerala on 20 January 2016.
“Towards a Digitally Empowered Inclusive Society: A Case of Digital India Programme” at the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and Kerala State Higher Education Council on 14 January 2016.
“Indian Immigrants in Europe” at the Department of European Studies, Manipal University, Manipal on 15 December 2015.
“Cultural Representation among Indian Diaspora in Multicultural Britain: An Analysis of Ethnic Popular Media and Bollywood Effect” at the UGC-sponsored National Seminar organised by the Postgraduate Department of English and Research Centre for Comparative Studies, Mercy College, Palakkad, Kerala on 27 November 2015.
“ICT, Democracy and Governance: An Analysis of Emerging Opportunities in the Globalised Era” at the Department of English in association with the Department of Political Science, Newman College, Thodupuzha, Kerala on 30 September 2015.
“Strategising Indianness Abroad: A Socio-Cultural Account of Indian Diasporic Life in Britain” at the Department of English, MSM College, Kayamkulam, Kerala on 29 July 2015.
“Living the Double Life: An Analysis of the Social Lives of Transgenders in Kasaragod District, Kerala” at the Department of English, Assabah Arts & Science College, Malappuram, Kerala on 29 July 2015.
“ICT and E-Democracy: A Strategy for Deepening Global Democracy and Good Governance” at the Association of Political Scientists-Kerala at Government College Madappally, Kerala on 30 January 2015.
“E-Governance as a Tool for National Development and Good Governance in the Age of Globalisation” at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, St John’s College, Anchal, Kerala on 13 January 2015.
“Digital Democracy and ICT: A Strategy for Global Governance” at the Department of Political Science, MES Asmabi College, Kodungallur, Kerala in association with the Institute of Parliamentary Affairs, Kerala on 3 February 2014.
“Women Empowerment and Local Governance” at the Department of Local Self Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on 19 January 2014.
“Evaluating Methodology in International Relations” at the Department of International Relations, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod on 1 October 2013.
“Empowerment through Political Participation: Analysis of Decision Making Power of Women in Local Governance” at the Environmental Advisory for Sustainable Trust at Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari on 27 September 2013.
“Negotiating Contested Spaces of Identity: Indian Diaspora in Britain” at the Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi on 15 March 2013.
“Indian Emigration to the United Kingdom: A Historical Inquiry” at the Seventy-third Session of the Indian History Congress on 29 December 2012 at the Mumbai University, Mumbai.
“Indian Immigrants in Britain: A Socio-Cultural Profile” at the Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi on 2 March 2012.
“The Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on EU Immigration Policies: A Special Case Analysis of Britain” at the Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi on 22 September 2011.