Sagar Murdeshwar

Sagar Murdeshwar

Master of Philosophy, Bachelor of Science (Hons)

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Sagar is a transdisciplinary researcher interested in how people make sense of themselves and the wider cultural and material contexts that support these understandings. His research field operates within the contemporary drinking landscape of Mumbai, India. Contextualised in this rapidly urbanising space, his work takes a feminist ethnographic lens to understand young women's narratives and voices. As such, his work makes an empirical and conceptual case for explaining the wider spread of post-feminism through the neoliberal influences of globalisation in India.  


  • Co-ordinator for CRISPA 
  • Part of widening participation and social media team for CRISPA
  • Facilitator on '21st Century Self’ - critical and constructionist approaches to contemporary personhood.


  • Facilitator on '21st Century self’ - Critical and constructionist approaches to contemporary Personhood (Level 3).
  • Facilitator on Qualitative research methods (Level 2)


Sagar is a third year PhD researcher in Critical Psychology. His thesis explores young urban Indians sense making of their participation in the ‘culture of intoxication’, a globalised drinking culture characterised by economic deregulation policies and subsequent spread of transnational alcohol companies. His current project looks at ‘pedagogies of drinking’ – and how technologies mediate young people’s learning how to drink. His work crosses several disciplinary boundaries, drawing on sociology, anthropology, human geography, marketing studies and, media and cultural studies; and uses qualitative methods that include ethnography and Foucauldian discourse analysis. As such, his work takes a transdisciplinary approach to answer questions of how young people make sense of themselves, and how this sense making is mediated by technology and supported by wider discourses associated with neoliberalism and postfeminism.

Sagar is a part of the Critical Research in Social Psychology at Aberyswyth University (CRISPA) and a member of the teaching team for a 3rd year module titled ‘21st Century Self’ - critical and constructionist approaches to contemporary personhood.

Additional information

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
  • Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)
  • Executive committee International Society Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) - International Student Representative

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


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