Dr. Saumya Saxena is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge.  She was formerly a consultant with the Law Commission of India. Her research interests include personal law, gender, religion, and comparative constitutionalism. She has a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge and an MSc from the University of Oxford and BA (Hons) in Political Science from Delhi University. Saumya has formerly assisted the Justice Verma Committee on criminal law amendments in 2013.