Alessandra Monticelli is a student at the Humboldt University in Berlin, attending the course of Regional Studies in African and Asian sciences, with a focus on South Asia. Her areas of interest are gender democracy, LGBTQIA+ rights, and global elites and dominance. In her program is included a critical approach to the structures of power in knowledge production, the analysis of social inequality through a gendered lens, and critics to the capitalist globalization. Her research focuses on the rights of LGBTQIA+ identities and groups in India. From October 2019 to March 2020, she was a trainee at hbs India.