Dr Sneha Roy (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship)

Postdoctoral Fellow


Dr Sneha Roy is a British Academy (BA) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to that, she was the Programme Officer for Fellows Programme at KAICIID International Dialogue Centre. She completed her doctoral studies at University of Wales Trinity Saint David (2021), specialising in women’s participation in religious movements, nationalism, leadership, conflict management, and interreligious dialogue. Broadly, her research looks into the complexity and politics around ‘agency’ in extremist discourses. During her BA fellowship, she is keen to explore the relationship between saffron (Hindutva) and green (environmental) politics in India.

She has an MA in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Durham University (2016) and a B.Sc (H) in Anthropology from Delhi University (2014). 

Alongside academics, she is passionate about global diplomacy and policy-making, and has worked with intergovernmental (such as UNESCO, UNFPA, UNDP, Commonwealth Youth Council, Mindinao Peacebuilding Institute, etc) across a score of countries (including high-tension regions of Sri Lanka, Southern Thailand, Myanmar, The Philippines, Sudan, Morocco, Lebanon, Turkey, Germany, Ireland, among many others) on matters pertaining to combating religious and political extremism. 

Current project grants

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

Past project grants

Harmony Scholarship for Doctoral Studies by Chin Kung Foundation
Spalling Trust Fellowship
Commonwealth Scholarship for MA