Ruchi Chaturvedi

Ruchi Chaturvedi is based at the University of Cape Town where she teaches courses on Political Sociology, Development Theory, Individual and Society, and Power and Society. She is also the co-coordinator of the “Other Universals” project organised in collaboration with the University of Witwatersrand, and the University of the Western Cape. This NIHSS funded project brings together students and faculty keen to think through ‘universals’ that have emanated from the experiences of marginality primarily from the Southern Hemisphere, particularly the African continent, the Indian subcontinent, and the Caribbean. The organisation is especially interested in the ways that equality and likeness have been lived and imagined since the 19th century both from an anti-imperial vantage point as well as from the overlapping subject positions of constituted by negation as embodied in blackness, untouchability and non-normative sexualities.