Ekta Srivastava

Postgraduate Research Student
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
 Ekta Srivastava


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  • Psychoanalytic Research in Social Contexts
  • Narrative Research
  • Mourning and Symbol-Formation
  • Qualitative Methodologies
  • Research and the Creative Arts
  • Home


Ekta is a researcher in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex. She holds an MA in Psychosocial Clinical Studies and a BA in literature, as well as an MBA in Marketing Management and a Diploma in Fine Arts. Her doctoral thesis explores the hermeneutic dimensions of 'home' and the ways in which these occupy the lives and selves of rural women migrants living in urban village communities in India. She is the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Stephen Mitchell Award, sponsored by Division 39 (Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. She has presented papers at the Division 39 Spring Conference 2022, and at the 'Memory of Place and Place of Memory' Conference organized by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in 2021.


  • MA Psychosocial Clinical Studies Ambedkar University Delhi (2021)

  • MBA in Marketing School of Inspired Leadership (2014)

  • BA English Literature Delhi University (2011)

Research and professional activities


Contours of Home in an Urban Village: A Qualitative Study through Dislocations-Relocations of Women in Delhi

Understanding home, and the capacity to be at home, as it unveils itself through psychoanalytic listening to the narratives of women from rural India, who are now residing in the heterogeneous and multi-cultural communities located in urban village spaces of Delhi-NCR.

Supervisor: Renos K. Papadopoulos

Research interests

Critical Psychoanalysis, Cultural Psychology, Language, Existential Phenomenology



Colchester Campus