This is Noel Mariam George. I am a research scholar at the LSE International History Department. Before joining LSE, I did my Masters in International Relations at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and my M. Phil in Political Science at the University of Hyderabad. This training, along with several political changes in India, piqued my research interest in Indian citizenship and refugees. Later, through my engagement with Tibetscapes in IIT Madras, I began to re-work minority histories outside the framework of national citizenship and through the lens of refugees and transregional migration. My current project is a comparative case study of the two largest post-partition refugee communities in India: Tamil ‘repatriates’ from Sri Lanka vis-à-vis Tibetan ‘foreign guests’. I attempt to decode how refugees tactically emphasize or downplay identities as per the demands of national and local recognition.
I aim to build transferable skills by which, my research is not limited to the confines of academia, but will find real-world applications.
During my Bachelors, I worked as a part-time tutor for the English as Foreign Language Program at Mahatma Gandhi University to train Japanese Students in grammar and Communicative English.
I interned with Goldman Sachs in the Mergers and Acquisitions department during the summer break of my Bachelor's
I worked as a co-curator for Tibetscapes- an online research vlog of IIT Madras