Between Instability and Stasis: Youth and Futurity in Nagaland, Northeast India

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Alex is an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) funded student studying for a DPhil in Geography. As a political and social geographer, Alex's research is focused on youth, futurity, and the geographies of peace in Northeast India. His DPhil will involve ethnographic fieldwork with young people living in the Northeast Indian state of Nagaland.

Prior to starting his DPhil, Alex worked at The Behavioural Insights Team, a social purpose company part owned by HMG Cabinet Office, in the Youth, Education and Skills Team. At BIT, he helped to design interventions informed by behavioural science to improve school outcomes, conducted qualitative research, and assisted in the delivery of randomised control trials in schools and colleges. Before this, Alex worked in widening participation and access, delivering programmes to raise aspiration and attainment among students in East London.

Alex holds an MSc with distinction in Geopolitics and Security from Royal Holloway, University of London, where he was awarded the department prize for best thesis. Prior to his MSc, Alex completed a BA degree in Geography from the University of Oxford and was awarded the proxime accessit C.D.D. Gibbs Prize for outstanding performance (3rd overall).

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