Sheetal completed her LLM in Human Rights at National Law School of India University, Bangalore, where she was the batch topper, and secured four gold medals. After completing her post graduation in 2020, she joined the Madhusudan Law University in Odisha, where she taught Constitutional Law and Hindu Law to the undergraduate students.

She later joined NLS as a Research Associate for a project funded by Niti Aayog. Her areas of interest are Gender, Feminist interpretation of law and Constitutionalism. She also has a special liking towards Refugee Studies and how the intersectionality of gender is played within its realm. She is also a professional baker.

Focus area at NLSIU: Gender Studies and Child Rights.


Academic writing

o Article “Homonationalism or Radical queer –LGBTQ+ right articulation in India post-Navtej Johar” selected for publication in Gender Human Rights and Law, Volume 9 published by Centre of Woman and the Law
o Published article titled “Investment and Human Rights: Sensitizing the Arbitration Mechanism to Protect Human Rights in the Host State” in Volume 7, Issue 2 of Indian Journal of Arbitration Law

Non-academic writing

o “In Odisha, No Love from the Government in the Time of Encephalitis” on 19th October 2016
o “Chhattisgarh Security Forces Mask Unconstitutional Vigilantism Under Garb of & Perception Management” on 14th December 2016