Dr. Rama Srinivasan is Marie Curie Fellow for the project RE-NUP – Spousal Reunification and Integration Laws in Europe which explores the extent to which cultural expertise facilitates and/or impedes the process of translating cultural norms on marriage and family structures from different regional and religious groups to state agents in the host country.
RE-NUP studies the implementation of integration laws and the deployment of cultural expertise in three European countries through the perspective of spousal visa applicants. RE-NUP focuses on the modes through which laws influence and are, in turn, shaped by the divergent ways in which the institution of marriage is defined and practiced in South Asia and Europe. RE-NUP is hosted by the Department of Asian and North African Studies, under the supervision of Prof. Livia Holden, where the fellow will also contribute to the existing programs on Intercultural Education. Rama Srinivasan is affiliated with the Marco Polo Centre for Global Europe-Asia Connections at Ca’ Foscari and the Centre for History and Anthropology of Law (CHAD), University of Paris in secondment at EURO-EXPERT.
She is the author of Courting Desire: Litigating for Love in North India (Rutgers 2020).