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University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies


Many congratulations to Reetika Subramanian, PhD in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies, for winning First Place in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) 2021 PhD Fieldwork Photography Competition for her photograph Beed district, Marathwada, February 2021.

Caption: Visible Work, Invisible Worker: Sheela Rathod cuts sugarcane for 15 hours a day, non-stop, for six months every year. Another four hours are spent on cooking, cleaning, and attending to her young children. Yet, she is not recognised, remunerated, and respected as a ‘full’ worker.

This year's POLIS Fieldwork Photography Competition was again run in collaboration with the blog, In The Long Run (ITLR), to showcase the best images PhD students have taken whilst out on their fieldwork.