Nikita Dhawan, Indian academic. Professor of Political Science (Political Theory and Gender Studies) at the University of Innsbruck. From 2009 to 2016, she was Director of the Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies with theexcellence cluster “Formation of Normative Orders”, University of Frankfurt. Research areas: Transnational Feminism, global justice, human rights, democracy and decolonization. Representative publications: Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World (ed., Barbara Budrich: 2014); Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction (mit Maria do Mar Castro Varela, 2015); Negotiating Normativity: Postcolonial Appropriations, Contestations and Transformations (co-ed., Springer: 2016).