Prerna Gupta

PhD Student

Research Interests


Prerna Gupta is currently pursuing PhD at Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability at University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She is focusing on the social impacts and risk perceptions of nuclear energy in India under the supervision of Professor M.V. Ramana. She has been associated with various social movements in India. Her master’s thesis “Normalizing Nuclear: A cultural study of how India learned to love the bomb” was completed under the supervision of Professor Ilina Sen at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. The thesis explores how a nation once invested in the Gandhian ideals of non-violence came to embrace a weapon of mass destruction from a cultural studies perspective.