Lecturer, Department of Politics
Indrajit obtained his doctorate in development studies from the University of Oxford. His doctoral dissertation, titled ‘Capable subjects: Power and politics in eastern India’, offered a politicised reading of Amartya Sen’s capability approach. Since then, he has held the ESRC Future Research Leader Fellowship at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID). He continues to hold a Junior Research Fellowship at Wolfson College, University of Oxford and is also Research Associate at ODID.
Areas of interest include:
Democracy; societal transitions; social citizenship; political economy; comparative politics; international political economy; poverty and inequality; emerging markets; and development politics.
Indrajit studies democratic deepening and societal transitions with a particular interest on the Global South. His specific research interests lie in studying contests over citizenship in the Rising Powers and other emerging markets, situating these at the interface of political change and social transformation. While his previous research examines the influence of social relations of power and government policy on democratic deepening, he currently focuses on the ways in which political identities and ideas about citizenship shape and are shaped by people on the move (www.livesonthemove.com). Future research plans include the comparative investigation of governmental responses to burgeoning inequalities in the emerging market economies, focussing specifically on the political factors that shape these responses.