I’m a PhD Classics student specialising in reception studies at King’s College London

My research specialises in the history of whiteness and white supremacy in classical reception, and I am currently working on a thesis provisionally titled ‘Colonizing the Classics: Whiteness and British Identity in Painting, 1756-1802’.

I’m a first generation British-Indian with a background in Classics and Art History, as well as experience working in museum roles. This website is a way for me to both communicate how my experiences have shaped my academic interests and offer new ways to interpret the classical world in an engaging and critical way.


The British Empire

The British Empire is not currently taught in the national curriculum so my research is first and foremost a way to address Britain’s complicated past to a wide audience in a way that promotes healthy discussion

Renaissance Italy

I have been researching this period for several years and am interested in the relationship between the ‘rebirth’ of classical culture and the beginnings of institutionalised proto-racism and European identity

Repatriation and Object Display

My research has always leaned towards ideas of ownership and the context of display, and I have presented several papers that examine how British museum collections and public sculpture can often perpetuate neocolonialist ideas

The Long Eighteenth Century

My current research centres around the renewed interest in the classical world within the context of an ever-growing British Empire. I study the Grand Tour, and how we can understand the relationship between aesthetics, taste, and white, British identity


PhD Classics Research. King’s College London

September 2020 – present.

The Aesthetic and the Antique: Whiteness on the Eighteenth-Century Grand Tour

Supervised by Professors William Fitzgerald, Phiroze Vasunia, and Edith Hall

MSc Classical Art & Archaeology. The University of Edinburgh

September 2018 – August 2019. Grade: Distinction

A White Lie: Renaissance Italian Identity in the Reception of Virgil’s Aeneid

Supervised by Professor Jill Burke

MA (Hons) History of Art. The University of Edinburgh

September 2014 – July 2018. Grade: First Class with Honours

Liquid Propaganda: Following the Infrastructural Web of the Acqua Felice and its Fountains.

Supervised by Professor Carol Richardson.

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

September 2013 – May 2014. Grade: Distinction

An Exploration of Greek Mythology Through Poetry and Sound