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Dr Saumya Saxena wins Research Impact and Engagement Award

College Postdoctoral Associate Dr Saumya Saxena has received a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and Engagement Early Career Award. 

Saumya is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. A legal historian interested family law, religion, and gender politics in India, Saumya advised the twenty-first Law Commission of India on reform of family law and worked with the Verma Commission on amendments to law relating to rape in India.

Now in their fourth year, the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and Engagement Awards recognise impressive and inspirational students, academics and professional members of staff from across the University of Cambridge. They strongly reflect the University's mission to engage the public, tackle real-world problems and improve people’s lives. Each winner receives a £1,000 grant to be used for the development and delivery of engagement/impact activity or relevant training. 

Professor Stephen Toope, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, said: “This year’s nominations recognise impressive and inspirational individuals, and strongly reflect our mission to engage the public, tackle real-world problems and improve people’s lives. The award scheme focuses attention on the increasingly important role that institutions such as ours have to play in restoring faith in experts.”

This article is adapted from an article originally published on the University of Cambridge website

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