Abhishek Choudhary

Designation: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

E-mail: abhishek.chy23@gmail.com

 

Education

Doctoral Candidate at CIPOD, SIS, JNU

Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament,

School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Thesis submitted (July 2019): "Alternate Narratives in International Relations: A Select Study of Marginalised Communities in India".

M.Phil. in Diplomacy and Disarmament Studies, 2014

Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament,

School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Dissertation title: "Cosmopolitanism and War in International Relations: Examining Normative Contestations".

CGPA - 7.37 (Out of a maximum CGPA of 9)

M.A. in Political Science

Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, Delhi

2012, 60.19%, 1st rank in college

B.A. (Hons.) Political Science

Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi, Delhi

2009, 62.45%, 1st rank in college

NET/JRF

Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in Political Science with the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, since 25 March 2013.

Promoted as Senior Research Fellow (SRF) under the same scheme until 25 May 2017.

Teaching

♦ Assistant Professor on an ad-hoc basis, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, since 21 July 2017 (present employment).

Papers taught at Post-Graduate level (M.A. in Political Science):

o  Comparative Political Analysis

o  Peace and Conflict in International Relations

o  Themes in Indian Political Thought

o  Democracy and Violence

o The Politics of Violence in South Asia

♦ Student Tutor (teaching assistant) for the Paper Theoretical Aspects of International Relations offered by the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi to M.Phil. students for Monsoon Semester 2016.

♦ Student Tutor (teaching assistant) for the Paper Research Methodology offered by the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi to M.Phil. students for Winter Semester 2015 and Winter Semester 2016. 

Publications

Articles

♦ 2018: Choudhary, Abhishek. Justice, Morality and International Relations: A Critical-Theoretical Reading. Jadavpur Journal of International Relations, 22 (1), 2018. ISSN: 0973-5984 (P), 2349-0047 (O). Sage. pp. 22-38. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0973598418757818

♦ 2016: Choudhary, Abhishek. Personality, Cognition and International Negotiations: The Case of the Simla Agreement. World Affairs: The Journal of International Issues, 20 (3), 2016. ISSN: 0971-8052 (P); 0974-0937 (O). pp. 82-94. URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/48505295

♦ 2016: Choudhary, Abhishek. Cosmopolitanism as Biopower: Creating and Targeting Cultural Others. The IAFOR Journal of Politics, Economics and Law, 3 (1), 2016. ISSN: 2188-9562. pp. 13-23. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpel.3.1.02 

Chapters

♦ 2018: Choudhary, Abhishek. Global Justice. In Ali Farazmand (ed.) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Living Edition. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. E-ISBN: 978-3-319-31816-5. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3572-1

♦ 2019: Nath, Abhishek and Choudhary, Abhishek. Caste, Gender, Ethnicity and Class as Distinct Categories and their Interconnection, in Radhanath Tripathy (ed.) Human Rights, Gender and Environment, Scholar Tech Press, MKM Publishers. New Delhi. ISBN-10: 9387273350; ISBN-13: 978-9387273351

Books translated and published

♦ 2018: भारत की विदेश नीति: पुनरावलोकन एवं संभावनाएँ (Bharat ki Videsh Niti: Punravlokan avum Sambhavnayein). New Delhi: Oxford University Press. ISBN-10: 0199485186; ISBN-13: 978-0199485185; ASIN: B079Z9BTSQ. Hindi translation of Sumit Ganguly (ed.), India’s Foreign Policy: Retrospect and Prospect, New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Published under the aegis of OUP-Indian Languages Publishing Programme. January 2018.

Book reviews published

♦ 2019: Review of Karen Rasler, William R. Thompson, and Sumit Ganguly, How Rivalries End. Conflict and Society: Advances in Research,  5 (2019), ISSN: 2164-4543 (P); 2164-4551 (O). pp. 202–204. Berghahn Books. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3167/arcs.2019.050113

♦ 2019: Review of Fernando R. Tesón and Bas van der Vossen, Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?. Human Rights Review, 20 (3), ISSN: 1524-8879 (P); 1874-6306 (O). pp. 395-396. Springer. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12142-019-00563-z

♦ 2019: Review of Andrew Linklater, Violence and Civilization in the Western States-Systems. International Studies, 56 (2-3). ISSN: 0020-8817 (P); 0973-0702 (O). pp. 211-213. Sage. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0020881719849249

♦ 2019: Review of Stephanie Lawson, International Relations, 3rd ed. Strategic Studies Quarterly. January 14, 2019. URL: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/SSQ/Book-Reviews/Article/1731325/

♦ 2018: Review of Rob Jenkins and James Manor, Politics and the Right to Work: India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Contemporary South Asia, 26 (3). ISSN: 0958-4935 (P); 1469-364X (O). pp. 357-358. Taylor and Francis. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09584935.2018.1507711

♦ 2018: Review of Nina Caspersen, Peace Agreements. Human Rights Review, 19 (3). ISSN: 1524-8879 (P); 1874-6306 (O). pp. 411-412. Springer. URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12142-018-0513-7

♦ 2018: Review of Ted Piccone, Five Rising Democracies and the Fate of the International Liberal Order. Strategic Studies Quarterly. URL: http://www.airuniversity.af.mil/SSQ/Book-Reviews/Article/1501187/

♦ 2018: Review of Lee Jarvis and Jack Holland, Security: A Critical Introduction. International Journal for Social Science Research and Global Security, 1 (1). ISSN: 2349-9095. pp. 198-200. Savitribai Phule Pune University.

♦ 2018: Review of Mark Gibney, International Human Rights Law: Returning to Universal Principles. Insight Turkey, 21 (1). ISSN: 1302-177X. pp. 255-257. http://www.jstor.org/stable/26301084

♦ 2018: Review of Bhikhu Parekh, Debating India: Essays on Indian Political Discourse. Political Studies Review. 16 (1). ISSN: 1478-9302 (O). Sage. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1478929917724122

♦ 2017: Review of Shivshankar Menon, Choices: inside the making of India’s foreign policy. Contemporary South Asia, 25 (3). ISSN: 1469-364X (O). pp. 326-327. Taylor and Francis. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09584935.2017.1362203

♦ 2017: Review of Vijay Joshi, India’s Long Road: The Search for Prosperity. International Affairs, 93 (5). ISSN: 0020-5850 (P); 1468-2346 (O). pp. 1280-1281. Oxford. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iix173

♦ 2017: Review of Alberto D. Cimadamor, Gabriele Koehler and Thomas Pogge (eds.), Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals: A Critical Look Forward. Political Studies Review, 15 (4). ISSN: 1478-9299 (P); 1478-9302 (O). pp. 648-649. Sage. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1478929917717445

Contribution to e-content development

♦ 2015: राजनीति में जाति तथा जाति का राजनीतिकरण (Raajneeti mein jaati tatha jaati ka raajneetikaran/Caste in Politics and the Politicization of Caste). Hindi e-content for Virtual Learning Environment, Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi, 2015. ISSN: 2349154X. https://www.academia.edu/attachments/58212027/download_file?

♦ 2015: लोकतंत्र पर जयप्रकाश नारायण के विचार (Loktantra par Jayaprakash Narayan ke vichaar/Jayaprakash Narayan on Democracy). Hindi e-content for Virtual Learning Environment, Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi, 2015. ISBN: 9789385611940. https://www.academia.edu/attachments/58212028/download_file?

 

Conferences/Workshops

♦ 2019: Presented a paper titled “Indian Security State: The Rhetoric of Rise and the Reality of Marginalization” in the panel on “Centrifugal forces against the state” at the ISA Asia-Pacific Conference 2019 on Asia-Pacific and World Order: Security, Economics, Identity and Beyond, organised by the International Studies Association (ISA) Asia-Pacific Region, held at Nanyang Technological University, One North Campus, Singapore, 4-6 July 2019.

♦ 2019: Presented a paper titled “Theorizing Violence in India: Past Lessons and Future Uncertainties” in the panel on “Violence and human security in India” at the ISA Asia-Pacific Conference 2019 on Asia-Pacific and World Order: Security, Economics, Identity and Beyond, organised by the International Studies Association (ISA) Asia-Pacific Region, held at Nanyang Technological University, One North Campus, Singapore, 4-6 July 2019.

♦ 2019: Chaired a panel on “Conflict and terrorism” at the ISA Asia-Pacific Conference 2019 on Asia-Pacific and World Order: Security, Economics, Identity and Beyond, organised by the International Studies Association (ISA) Asia-Pacific Region, held at Nanyang Technological University, One North Campus, Singapore, 4-6 July 2019.

♦ 2019: Discussant in the panel on “Conflict and terrorism” at the ISA Asia-Pacific Conference 2019 on Asia-Pacific and World Order: Security, Economics, Identity and Beyond, organised by the International Studies Association (ISA) Asia-Pacific Region, held at Nanyang Technological University, One North Campus, Singapore, 4-6 July 2019. 

♦ 2019: Presented a paper titled “The making of a Dalit protest: rhetoric, whispers and silences” in the panel on “Let us unpack the dynamics of protests in contemporary India” at the 44th Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association (BISA), held at The Royal Society, London, United Kingdom, 12-14 June 2019.

♦ 2019: Presented a paper titled “Listening to the Margins: An Indian Narrative on Justice” in the panel on “Re-Visioning Indian International Relations: Locating Caste, Class, Religion and Gender” at the 60th Annual Convention on Revisioning International Studies: Innovation and Progress, organised by the International Studies Association (ISA), held
 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 26-30 March 2019.

♦ 2019: Participant in the “ISA Emerging Global South Scholar Workshop”, at the 60th Annual Convention on Revisioning International Studies: Innovation and Progress, organised by the International Studies Association (ISA), held
 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 26-30 March 2019.

♦ 2019: Discussant in the panel on “Re-Tooling IR: Ideas and Practices in Motion” at the 60th Annual Convention on Revisioning International Studies: Innovation and Progress, organised by the International Studies Association (ISA), held
 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 26-30 March 2019.

♦ 2019: Discussant in the panel on "Infrastructural Public Impulse" at the 2nd International Conference of the India Public Policy Network (IPPN): Politics and Public Policy, held at University of Delhi, Delhi, 5-6 February 2019.

♦ 2019: Presented a paper titled "Ascendancy through Emancipation: ‘Securing’ the Marginalised" in the panel on "Ascendancy in International Relations: India and Global Order (CIPOD Panel)", at the All India International and Area Studies Convention 2019: Ascending India: Reflections on Global and Regional Dimensions (AIIASC), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, 30 January - 1 February 2019.

♦ 2018: Chaired a session on “New Frontiers in International Conflict and Cooperation”, at the 2nd Annual CIPOD Young Scholars Conference on Conflict and Cooperation in Contemporary World Politics, organised by the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, 20 November 2018.

♦ 2018: Presented a paper titled “Annihilation of Caste as Divine Violence: Normative Contestations” in the panel on “Justice and Resistance” at the 2018 Millennium: Journal of International Studies Annual Conference: Revolution and Resistance in World Politics, held at Clement House, London School of Economics (LSE), London, United Kingdom, 27-28 October 2018.

♦ 2018: Presented a paper titled “Listening to the Dalit Voices: Politics and Rhetoric in India” in the panel on “Let us listen to the marginalised voices in ‘emerging’ India” at the 43rd Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association (BISA), held at Apex City Hotel, Bath, United Kingdom, 13-15 June 2018.

♦ 2017: Presented a paper titled “Political participation and religious conversion as vehicles for emancipation” in the panel on “Let us Listen to the Voices within India on Emancipation” at the 42nd Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association (BISA), held at Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, United Kingdom, 14-16 June 2017.

♦ 2017: Presented a paper titled “Local Voices Contra Globalisation: Case of Economic Marginalisation in India” in the panel on “Improving Participation and Representation” at the 67th Annual International Conference on Politics in Interesting Times of the Political Studies Association (PSA), held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 10-12 April 2017.

♦ 2017: Presented a paper titled “The changing politics and the politics of change: A case study of caste and politics in India” in the panel on “India” at the 67th Annual International Conference on Politics in Interesting Times of the Political Studies Association (PSA), held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 10-12 April 2017.

♦ 2017: Presented a paper titled “Understanding Continuity and Change through Alternate Narratives: The Domestic, the International and the Idea of Emancipation” in the panel on “The Impact of Empirical Change on the Agency-Structure Dichotomy” at the 58th Annual Convention on Understanding Change in World Politics, organised by the International Studies Association (ISA), held
 at Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, 22-25 February 2017.

♦ 2016: Presented a paper titled “Global Justice: A Critical-theoretical Interpretation” in the panel on “Global Governance, Poverty and Human Security” at the 24th World Congress of Political Science on Politics in a World of Inequality of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), held at Poznań Congress Center, Poznań, Poland, 23-28 July 2016.

♦ 2016: Presented a paper titled “A critical-theoretical reading of frontline diplomacy: construction of norms in the public sphere of diplomacy” in panel on “The changing practice of frontline diplomacy in theory 1/3” at the 57th Annual Convention on Exploring Peace, organised by the International Studies Association (ISA), held
 at Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, 16-19 March 2016.

♦ 2016: Presented a paper titled “Third World, Gender, and Family: Empowering through Social Criticism” at the International Conference on Women Studies and Social Sciences 2016, organised by the International Multidisciplinary Research Foundation held at Carmel College, Goa 3-5 March 2016.

♦ 2015: Presented a paper titled “Cosmopolitanism as Biopower: Creating and Targeting Cultural Others” in the panel on “Politics: Interdisciplinary” at the Second European Conference on Politics, Economics and Law 2015 on Power, organised by the International Academic Forum (IAFOR), held at the Thistle Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom, 9-12 July 2015.

♦ 2015: Presented a paper titled “Equality or Inequality? Revisiting the Principle of Sovereign Equality” in the panel on “Let us take theory to the streets: extricating International Relations from hierarchy, inequality and exclusion” at the 40th Anniversary International Conference 2015 on The Worlds of Inequality of the British International Studies Association (BISA), held at London, United Kingdom, 17-19 June 2015.

♦ 2015: Presented a paper titled “Global Justice: A Hegemonic Enterprise?” in the panel on “Global Law, Institutions and Justice” at the Annual International Studies Convention 2015 on Power, Resistance and Justice in the International System: Perspectives from the South, held at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, 22-23 March, 2015.

♦ 2014: Presented a paper titled “In Defense of Justice in International Relations: Theorizing the Concept in the Changed Global Context” at the 43rd Annual International Conference on Changing Contours of Indo-US Relations: Perceptions, Continuity and Change of the Indian Association for American Studies (IAAS), held at BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, 31 October - 2 November 2014.

♦ 2014 Presented a paper titled “Changing Notions of Sovereignty: Contextualizing it in the Responsibility to Protect Debate” at the International Seminar on Peace-Building in a Conflict-Ridden World, organised by the Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, University of Allahabad, 21-22 February 2014.

♦ 2013: Presented a paper titled “Contesting the Idea of Global Good” at the 55th All India Annual Conference on Revisiting Political Theory and Political Systems: Oriental and Occidental, organised by the Indian Political Science Association (IPSA), held at Hyderabad, 28-30 December 2013.

♦ 2018: Member of the Academic Committee of the 2nd Annual CIPOD Young Scholars Conference on Conflict and Cooperation in Contemporary World Politics, organised by the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, 20 November 2018.

♦ 2017: Member of the Organizing Committee of the CIPOD Young Scholars Conference on Emerging Themes in World Politics, organised by the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, 16-17 March 2017.

♦ 2012: Participated in the Workshop on Research Methods in International Relations conducted by the School Of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), 15-17 November 2012.

 

Grants

♦ Post Graduate Bursary from British International Studies Association (BISA) for Paper Presentation at the 44th Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association (BISA), held at Royal Society, London, United Kingdom, 12-14 June 2019.

♦ Travel Grant from International Studies Association (ISA) for Paper Presentation at the 60th Annual Convention of the ISA, held

 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 26-30 March 2019.

♦ 2018 Millennium Conference Travel Bursary from Millennium: Journal of International Studies for Paper Presentation at the 2018 Millennium: Journal of International Studies Annual Conference: Revolution and Resistance in World Politics, held at Clement House, London School of Economics (LSE), London, United Kingdom, 27-28 October 2018.

♦ Post Graduate Bursary from British International Studies Association (BISA) for Paper Presentation at the 42nd Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association (BISA), held at Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, United Kingdom, 14-16 June 2017.

♦ International Visitor Grant from Political Studies Association (PSA) for Paper Presentation at the 67th Annual International Conference of the PSA, held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 10-12 April 2017.

♦ Travel Grant (partial) from International Studies Association (ISA) for Paper Presentation at the 58th Annual Convention the ISA, held
 at Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, 22-25 February 2017.

♦ Travel Grant from Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) for Paper Presentation at 24th World Congress of Political Science of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), held at Poznań Congress Center, Poznań, Poland, 23-28 July 2016.

♦ Travel Grant from International Studies Association (ISA) for Paper Presentation at the 57th Annual Convention of the ISA, held
 at Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, 16-19 March 2016.

 

Certificate Courses Completed

♦ Classical Sociological Theory, University of Amsterdam on Coursera, October 2016.

♦ Qualitative Research Methods, University of Amsterdam on Coursera, April 2016.

♦ Quantitative Methods, University of Amsterdam on Coursera, April 2016.

♦ Moral Foundations of Politics, Yale University on Coursera, March 2015.

♦ Conditions of War and Peace, The University of Tokyo on Coursera, December 2014.

♦ Introduction to Philosophy, The University of Edinburgh on Coursera, March 2014.

♦ Moralities of Everyday Life, Yale University on Coursera, March 2014.

♦ How to Change the World, Wesleyan University on Coursera, March 2014.

Personal Details 

Date of Birth: 23.09.1988

 


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