Arpita Biswas (GENS '20, India)

September 30, 2019

Arpita grew up in Dubai before moving to India about 10 years ago. In 2015, she graduated with a dual degree in law and social sciences from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences. In the years that followed she worked as an academic researcher in Delhi.  Much of her work involved conducting research on human rights issues, like digital rights and the rights of gendered minorities.

What is your goal in life?

To be able to live ethically and honestly and to be able to help people out in whatever way I can.

Why did you choose your particular course of study?

I believe that the MA in Gender Studies will equip me with the skills to make a positive contribution to the research surrounding queer people and women in India. On a personal note, I hope the course will help in deconstructing the made-up world of 'gender roles' and the ways in which these roles keep us away from true happiness and freedom.

What do you hope to gain from your time at CEU?

I'm thrilled to be joining a University that is as multi-cultural and is as dedicated to protecting gender studies as CEU is. I believe that CEU will offer a perfect mix of immersive classroom discussions, hands-on research experience and a safe, yet stimulating, learning environment.