Lucy Chester

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


ISP-WPF Research Fellow


Harvard University


Mailing Address

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

Mailing address:
Lucy Chester
WPF Program
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Countries of Specialization

India, Pakistan

Research Interests

My doctoral dissertation focuses on the 1947 Partition of South Asia,
particularly the work of the Radcliffe Boundary Commission in the Punjab. I
am examining factors that influenced Radcliffe's decisions and the ways that
the new boundary affected the two Indian and Pakistani nation-states, as
well as the people living in the divided areas. My interests include
cartography, gender studies, and the use of partition as a tool to resolve
ethnic conflict.


None on file.


nation-state ; Punjab ; cartography ; gender ; partition ; ethnic conflict ; ...