Dr Krishnan researches gender and education in post-colonial India, looking in particular at how young women’s lives have been shaped by colonial discourses about childhood, capacity and maturity.
- Gender and sexuality
- Student life in the British Empire and India
- History of childhood and youth
- Colonial and postcolonial history (19th and 20th centuries)
- Urban development
- Indian history and politics
Dr Krishnan has experience of interviews for media outlets including the Times of India.