Ishika Saxena

Academic Fellow

Ishika Saxena, a political theorist and policy researcher, graduated with distinction in Postcolonial Theory from SOAS, University of London, where she was awarded the ‘Special Language Scholarship’. Ishika holds a BA Liberal Arts (Political Science and Public Policy) with minors in English Literature, Philosophy and Psychology from the Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Pune.

Her areas of interest relate to political thought and theory, public policy, critical theory, literature and aesthetics, philosophy, and ethics.


  • ‘Ethical Decision Making: Problematizing the human and ethics, in the Context of Self-Driving Cars’ (book chapter in ‘Life Choices: Multidisciplinary essays on existentialism and ethics’, 2020)
  • ‘Cognitive Psychology in the Context of Intersex and Trans Identities’ (Confluence: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2019)
  • ‘Search for Life’ (newsletter; The Indian Institute of Astrophysics, 2018)