Insha is an anthropologist interested in the interplay between politics, technology, memory, and identity. She earned her B.A. Honors in Political Science from Aligarh Muslim University (2017), followed by an M.A. in Political Science (2019). She further joined the Young India Fellowship program—a year-long residential postgraduate diploma in Liberal Studies—at Ashoka University from 2019 to 2020. This experience guided her to pursue a master's degree in Liberal Arts with a specialization in Anthropology from Ashoka University, which she completed in 2021. Her academic journey also involved collaborative work with the Henry Luce Foundation, where she explored emergent forms of surveillance and censorship.
Insha's current research centers on the intersections of digital media infrastructure and misinformation as potent tools of statecraft. She investigates how these elements extend control into the online realm, shaping knowledge production to legitimize militarization and settler colonialism.