PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXVII

supervisor: Sanjukta Das Gupta, Sapienza Università di Roma
co-supervisor: Samita Sen, University of Cambridge

Marilena Proietti, Curriculum Indian Subcontinent and Central Asia, 37° cycle

The research project is aimed at analyzing the emancipation movements of women belonging to the subaltern Ādivāsī communities of Jharkhand, a state of eastern India. The general objective is to provide an exhaustive framework of these movements from Indian post-independence while moving in three main directions: first of all, I’m going to analyze the problems faced by adivasi women and the steps that have been taken at the governmental and non-governmental levels towards their resolution. Then, I focus on adivasi women's rights sphere at the grassroot level as well as the strategies used by adivasi female leadership. Finally, I’m going to investigate the contact points between local and supra-local levels, exploring how the aspirations of the women of villages reflect on the movements organized by urban centers.

11/2021 - today: PhD student at the Italian Institute of Oriental Studies (ISO), Sapienza University of Rome
Project title (temporary): Adivasi women's movements of eastern India, with special reference to Jharkhand, since 1947
Supervisor: Sanjukta Das Gupta; co-supervisor: Samita Sen

09/2016-09/2019: Master's Degree in Oriental Languages and Civilizations at Sapienza University of Rome
Thesis title: Lo status delle donne adivasi del Jharkhand contemporaneo: forme di empowerment e disempowerment

11-12/2018: Visiting student at the Department of Anthropology and Tribal Studies, Central University of Jharkhand

09/2012-07/2016: Bachelor's Degree in Oriental Languages and Civilizations at Sapienza University of Rome
Thesis title: Il teatro di strada in India: l'opera Machine del Janam

2014-2015: Erasmus program in South and Southeast Asian Studies at Leiden Universiteit

Further experiences:

2020: 24 CFU Certificate for teaching at Sapienza University of Rome

2019-2020: Training course on Refugees and migrants at the Department of Political Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
Final paper: The integration of refugees and migrants in Italy

2019-2020: L2 Italian teachers at Asinitas - Rete Scuole migranti

2016: Intensive Hindi language course at Centro Risorse India, Benares

Research products

11573/1690805 - 2022 - Lontano dalle foreste, dentro la città: forme di invisibilità e strategie di visibilità tra le donne migranti ādivāsī del Jharkhand
Proietti, Marilena - 01a Articolo in rivista
paper: SICULORUM GYMNASIUM ([S. l.] : Duetredue edizioni ; Catania : Università degli studi di Catania, Dipartimento di scienze umanistiche) pp. 215-233 - issn: 2499-667X - wos: (0) - scopus: (0)

11573/1592942 - 2021 - Tra tradizione e disempowerment. Il caso delle donne ādivāsī del Jharkhand
Proietti, Marilena - 02a Capitolo o Articolo
book: Donne violate. Forme della violenza nelle tradizioni giuridiche e religiose tra Medio Oriente e Sud Asia - (978-88-6032-622-5)

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