Vidushi Kaushik is Global India Fellow at Dublin City University and pursuing her doctoral studies at the Ireland India Institute. Her research focuses on aspects of reintegration policies of the Indian state vis-à-vis the Maoist conflict in Central India. Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies, she has worked for 4 years on issues related to civilian protection, peacebuilding and human rights. Vidushi was working in Mindanao Philippines and in the North East India (in the state of Manipur) on similar themes. She was working as an International Civilian Peacekeeper with Nonviolent Peaceforce, Philippines on peacebuilding initiatives between the communities affected by the long-running conflict between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Government of the Philippines. She was involved in facilitating community-led initiatives promoting peace between Muslim and Christian communities living in the conflict-affected provinces within Mindanao. Before her deployment in the Philippines, Vidushi was located in the state of Manipur in Northeast India conducting research on ‘Effects of Low-Intensity Armed Conflict on Civilian Population’, a TISS Mumbai initiative. Vidushi has an MPhil in Development Studies and a Master’s degree in Disaster Management from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.