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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 work’s primary focus is on time and everyday politics, broadening into questions of governance and collective action.

Her PhD-dissertation at the London School of Economics 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, be a space of resilience and even subversion. She pursues this strand of research, among other with a project focused on how temporalities of everyday life are affected by the COVID epidemic.

She also works more broadly on everyday practices of politics. At the Graduate Institute, she is involved in a project about enfranchising and disenfranchising voters conducted in partnership with the European University Institute in Florence.

Earlier, she led Oxfam India’s research unit. She pursued research on questions of social policies and inequality. She oversaw projects funded by the European Commission and the World Bank.