Professor Amalendu MisraProfessor of International Politics
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.
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, Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, The Diplomat among other global media outlets.
PhD Supervision Interests
I welcome promising committed research students with original and innovative ideas in any of these broad areas: - Radical Nationalism - Religious Extremism - Political Violence - Conflict Management in Divided Societies
Between pogram and peace
15/08/2009 → 14/01/2010
The Politics of Failed States: Gangland Violence in Central America
01/07/2008 → 30/09/2009
- Latin America Research Cluster