Dr. Laurence Gautier is a political historian, whose work focuses on issues of education, national integration and secularism in plural societies. She completed her MPhil and PhD degrees at the University of Cambridge, working on Muslim universities in post-partition India. Dr. Gautier was also trained in European and colonial (French and British) history at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France) and is a laureate of the Agrégation in History. She teaches Indian and global history as well as interdisciplinary courses at Jindal. Her work has been published in Modern Asian Studies and Economic and Political Weekly, among others. She is currently working on her monograph.