Supriya Bansal

University of Cambridge: Criminology MPhil


The Death of Liberty in the World’s Largest Democracy: A commentry on the protests against the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)  in India.


I am an MPhil Candidate in Criminological Research at Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. My MPhil research plans to explore the cultural and social factors that enable the trafficking of children for forced begging. I plan to progress to a Ph.D. in Criminology, which will explore the role of corruption in facilitating child trafficking.

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology with summa cum laude distinction from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I aspire to research and advocate for the end of the most heinous crimes against children such as child trafficking, bonded child labor, sex exploitation, children in conflict, and forced child begging in South-Asian and Middle Eastern countries. I plan to pursue a professional career in research at voluntary organizations or government departments such as UNICEF, International Labour Organization, or Save the Children.