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Research Associate
Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
Spoken languages
French, English, German, Hindi, Spanish, Italian
Areas of expertise
  • Democratic governance
  • Politics of religion, caste and gender
  • Politics of time
  • Critical approaches to mixed-methods
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • India



Lucy Dubochet is research associate at the Graduate Institute’s Hirschman Centre on Democracy and postdoctoral fellow at Oxford University’s Wolfson College. Her research focuses on everyday practices of politics in India, with a particular emphasis on how collective action emerges and falls apart. She also continues work that she started during her doctoral research at the London School of Economics and Political Science. This research line studies how time and power shape interactions between citizens and the state in low-income neighbourhoods of Delhi. It explores how unpredictability and long waiting times can foster tensions or, on the contrary, offer a space where new solidarities can come together.