Citizenship Futures - The Politics of Hope

ResearcherDr Indrajit Roy

Funders: ESRC

Led by Dr Indraijit Roy, a consortium of academics at the University of York (Indrajit Roy and Nicole Lindstrom), Centre national de la recherche scientifique in Paris (Carole Gayet) and Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay (Suryakant Waghmore) have been awarded €453,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) EU-India Social Science and Humanities Platform for a project entailing a comparative and collaborative ethnography on social exclusion in London, Paris and Mumbai.

Dr Indrajit Roy (Principal Investigator) and Dr Nicole Lindstrom (Co-Investigator) seek to analytically and empirically investigate the ‘politics of hope’ among socially excluded people. To do so, the project ethnographically documents the political subjectivities of socially excluded people in the United Kingdom, France and the Indian State of Maharashtra and thereby uncovers the ensemble of interpretations, emotions and practices that constitute 'the politics of hope'.