Miss Aditi Krishna

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Personal profile

Aditi Krishna is a full-time M.Phil./Ph.D. student in Ethnomusicology and Politics, supervised by Professor Anna Morcom (Department of Music) and Dr. Antara Datta (Department of Politics and International Relations). Aditi is a recipient of Leverhulme Magna Carta Doctoral Studentship.

She is also trained in Hindustani classical music (vocals) (2009-2011).

Research interests

Aditi's current research explores the interaction of North Indian (Hindustani) classical music with identity, notions of ownership, and social media in the post-1991 economic liberalisation (and globalisation) in India. Her research particularly looks at the promotion and transmission of music in the contemporary digital age through music education and music institutions.

Educational background

Aditi received Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology from Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, India (with First class) in 2011 and subsequently, a Master of Arts in Sociology from South Asian University, New Delhi, India (with First class) in 2013.

Other work

Prior to joining M.Phil./Ph.D. at Royal Holloway University of London, Aditi worked as a Research Assistant at Institute for Human Development (an ICSSR-recognised institute) in Delhi, India, working on various socially-relevant projects.


British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE)

British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS)


Teaching Assistant - Introduction to World Music (2018-2019)

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