Proma Raychaudhury

Assistant Professor, Krea University

Dr Proma Raychaudhury currently works as an Assistant professor of Politics at Krea University, India. She has completed her PhD at the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University under the EU Marie Curie ETN Global India Fellowship. Her thesis is titled, ‘Gender and Political Parties: Pathways to Women’s Political Participation’. Prior to her joining the PhD, she completed her MA and MPhil from the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. Her research and teaching interests involve gender and political institutions, and populism. She has published peer-reviewed papers and public articles in several fora.

Selected publications:

’Working at becoming a communist”: Institutional Belonging and Political Self-making of Women in the Communist Party of India (Marxist)’; (61:1) in Commonwealth and Comparative Politics (2023); DOI:

’The Political Asceticism of Mamata Banerjee: Female Populist Leadership in Contemporary India’ in Politics & Gender (2021); Volume 18 – Issue 4, 2021). DOI:

’Comprehending the Pracharika: A Study of the Social Subjectivities of the Women of the Rashtrasevika Samiti’ published in Social Scientist (2017) Vol. 45, Nos. 7-8, July-August 2017, pp. 43-53.