About

Rucheka Jain was born and raised in India, where she completed her high school education. She is currently a rising sophomore at the University of California, Berkeley and is studying Political Science and Rhetoric. Her research interests include European imperialism, postcolonialism, British/Indian Relations, and dynamics within MENA. Her intended subfield is international relations. Rucheka has served as the Student Ambassador of India for the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) from 2015-2017. In 2018, her research on the Arab Spring was published by the Royal United Services Institute—the world’s oldest, independent think tank on international defence and security.

Published work:

https://rusi.org/publication/newsbrief/spring-goes-winter-very-twenty-first-century-revolution-middle-east

If you’re not a RUSI member, you can read it here: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/53ce833e-5445-4bf9-8122-891a727cb8ac

In the news:
https://www.telegraphindia.com/1150517/jsp/calcutta/story_20516.jsp

Blog name explained: Of course grey matter is the darker tissue containing nerve fibres in the brain and can be informally used to refer to a person’s intelligence but the blog name plays on words a little. Rucheka firmly believes that politics isn’t always black and white—there is a lot of grey matter in between and hopes that her blog can play a role in clarifying some of those grey areas in the sphere of politics.

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