Professor Amalendu Misra

Professor of International Politics

Research Overview

My current preoccupation concerns interrogation of violence in the political process. There are three interrelated intellectual queries I am pursuing while using violence as the abiding theme. The first one examines the Politics of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts. The second one evaluates the Role of Violence in the Sacred. And the third one explores ways of Managing Violence in Post-Conflict Societies.

My other subsidiary research interests are: ethno-politics; conservative nationalism; religious radicalism; and peace-building in deeply divided societies.

I am the author of six critically acclaimed monographs and written over thirty peer-reviewed journal articles. Several of my works have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Bhasha Indonesia, Hindi and Marathi.

I have an extensive media footprint: I comment regularly on contemporary interntional politics on Deutsche Welle, France 24, Al Jazeera, TRT World, BBC World Service, LBC, Talk TV, Radio Buenos Aires, Ashraq News, Sansad TV to name a few.

My work has also appeared in Time Magazine, Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, The Diplomat among other global media outlets.

I speak and write in several European and South Asian languages. At Lancaster, I have sole supervised 10 PhD students to completion and welcome potential applicants.