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Specialized Research Focus

The research interests of the Department’s faculty members entail a number of cutting-edge and classical areas as listed below.

Prof. Kaveri Gill’s research pertains to Development and Political Economy.

Dr. Jabin Jacob’s research interests include Chinese domestic politics, China-South Asia relations, Sino-Indian border areas, Indian and Chinese worldviews, and centre-province relations in China.

Prof. Siddharth Mallavarapu’s research interests encompass disciplinary histories of International Relations (IR) with a particular focus on India; theories of IR especially vis-à-vis the global South; the intersections of international law and world politics and the study of international organizations and global governance.

Medha’s work investigates the historical and colonial constitution of global order and the entanglements of race, religion, gender, caste, and class this entails.

Dr. Atul Mishra has research interests in contemporary Indian Foreign Policy, International Relations of Modern South Asia, and International Thought in modern South Asia as well as contemporary International Relations.

Dr. Sruthi Muraleedharan’s research areas are Political Theory, International Relations Theory, Politics of Identity, Performativity, and Symbolism, Politics of Space and City, Politics of South Asia, Gender Studies (South Asia, Africa, and West Asia), Research Methods (primarily Visual Ethnography).

Dr. Priyanka Pandit’s research interests are in international and comparative political economy with an emphasis on China and the developing world, as well as international negotiations and global economic governance.

Prof. Rajeswari Raina works in the areas of Agricultural and Rural Innovation, Institutional Economics, STS (Science, Technology, Society Studies), and Environment and Governance Studies.