Swati Chawla

PhD Student, University of Virginia

Swati Chawla is a PhD candidate in South Asian History at the University of Virginia. Her research is focused on migration across the Himalayas in the second half of the twentieth century, and she is broadly interested in issues of statelessness, exile, and citizenship in postcolonial South Asia. She was formerly an assistant professor of english at the University of Delhi. Swati holds an MA in history from the University of Virginia, an MPhil in English, an MA in English, and a BA in English, history, and Hindi from the University of Delhi. Swati was a Mercatus Center Adam Smith fellow during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years.