Shalini Iyengar is a doctoral student in the Anthropology program. Her research is situated at the intersection of environmental governance, human rights law, and social movements and she is particularly interested in exploring the reflexive relationship between citizenship and rights discourses. Trained as a lawyer, Shalini received her B.A. LL.B (Hons.) degree from the National Law School of India University in 2011. She also holds a JSM degree in socio-legal studies from Stanford University, an MSt degree in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University and MSc. and LL.M. degrees in Comparative Law and Economics from the International University College,Turin.
Prior to joining the program at Yale, Shalini taught law and policy at the School of Law, Environment, and Planning at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India between 2016 and 2019 and practiced law as a Trainee Solicitor at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP in London and Shanghai between 2012 and 2014. She has also taught as a Visiting Lecturer at the National Law School of India University, the Foreign Services Institute, New Delhi, and ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai.