Sania Ismailee is pursuing her PhD from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Currently, she is a Commonwealth Split-Site Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations. Her research interests are at the intersection of political philosophy, law and religion. Currently, she is working on secularism, specifically state intervention in resolving conflicts between religious freedom and equality within the context of family law reform in India.
She finished her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Delhi and M.A. in philosophy from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She received the Academic Excellence Award in Philosophy in 2015 from Hindu College, University of Delhi. She is a member of the International Consortium of Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS). In addition, she was a Sponsored Member of the Academic Council of United Nations System (ACUNS) from 2018-19.
Sania’s other research interests include comments on the figure of Muslim, moral blame and responsibility. Her article Polemical Encounters: Ambedkar and Savarkar on Muslim Performativity was published in the journal Performing Islam in 2019. She has reviewed books for several journals including Wiley-Blackwell, Taylor and Francis, Oxford and others. Her review of The Constitution India: A Contextual Analysis was one of LSE blog's most read review of 2019.
Sania will be a Fulbright Nehru Doctoral Research Fellow in the Philosophy Department of Columbia University from September 2021 to May 2022