Room: A–10, Bute Building
Since year 2000 onwards, Ms. Talari has been working as a trained social worker for promoting human and gender rights in the prisons of India. She studied M. Phil (Criminological Research) from University of Cambridge in 2007 and conducted her dissertation on “Young People in Terrorism" which highlights the social mechanism that drew young people to participate in terrorism in India.
She has been a recipient of The Ford Foundation International Fellowship for her post-graduate studies and the UK Commonwealth Scholarship for her doctoral studies.
Prior to her work in prisons, she studied M.A in Social Work (specializing in Criminology and Correctional Administration) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai in 1999 and LLB from Barkatullah University, Bhopal in 2003.
Currently, she is a doctoral researcher in University of St. Andrews, pursuing her study on exploring the effect and effectiveness of counter-terrorism legislation in India and the UK.
The Intriguing Past and Present: Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism
Supervisors: Dr Peter Lehr, Dr Javier Argomaniz
My research focusses on examining the criminal-justice responses to terrorism, particularly the anti-terrorism laws. The anti-terrorism laws are not mere legal norms with prohibitive actions but are a complex package of measures and extended powers to law enforcement functionaries. Therefore, the aim of my thesis is to decode and investigate the impact and effectiveness of counter-terrorism legislation in liberal democratic states. My study uses mixed methodology to investigate the question of effectiveness of law beyond the framework of instrumental compliance.
Social Research Methodology, Theories of International Relations, Crime and Criminal Justice, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism.
‘Liberalism, Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Interventions’- A Paper Presented in Terrorism, Radicalisation and (Counter) Narratives Conference, organised by University of Leeds on 26 May 2012.
Tutored: IR 1005 (Introduction to International Relations)