Dr. Samir Kumar DAS is Professor of Political Science at the University of Calcutta, Kolkata and Honorary Director of Calcutta Research Group. Previously the Vice-Chancellor of the University of North Bengal, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow (2005) of the Social Science Research Council (South Asia Program), he is the Coordinator of the University Grants Commission-Departmental Research Support (UGC-DRS) Programme (Phase II) on ‘Democratic Governance: Comparative Perspectives’. He served as a Visiting Fellow at the European Academy, Bolzano, Italy (2008), an Adjunct Professor of Government at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (2014) and a Visiting Professor of the North East India Studies Programme at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi in 2015 and at the Universite 13 Sorbonne-Paris-Cite in 2016 among many of his assignments. He specializes in and writes on issues of ethnicity, identity, security, migration, rights and justice and has contributed over 190 research papers to highly esteemed national and international journals and edited volumes. Besides, he has been a regular reviewer of some of the top journals, publishing houses and research bodies including Minority Rights International (London) and European Research Council (Brussels) etc.


Some of his recent publications include Migrations, Identities and Democratic Practices (Routledge 2018, authored), India: Democracy and Violence (OUP, 2015, edited), Governing India’s Northeast: Essays on Insurgency, Development and the Culture of Peace (Springer 2013), ICSSR Surveys and Explorations: Political Science: Volume I: Indian State (OUP 2013 edited), Conflict and Peace in India’s Northeast: The Role of Civil Society (East- West Center, 2006), Blisters on Their Feet: Tales of Internally Displaced Persons in India’s North East (Sage 2008 edited), Terror, Terrorism, Histories and Societies: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective (Women Unlimited 2010 coedited) among others.


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