Dr. Shagufta Kaur Bhangu completed her PhD at the Department in 2021. Her doctoral research, titled 'A Sociological Investigation of Pain Medicine and Pain Clinics in India' was an exploration of the medicalisation of pain and the resultant therapeutics structured around this condition. During her doctoral studies, she spent a year as a Fulbright-Nehru scholar at UCSF-UC Berkeley (2017-2018).
Shagufta plans to continue her research into pain's sociality, emergent medical fields and imaginaries in India as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King's College, London where she has joined Dr. Carlo Caduff's Wellcome Trust funded project, 'Grid Oncology: Remaking Cancer Care in India.' You can read more about her here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/shagufta-bhangu and about the research here: https://gridoncology.wordpress.com