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Mr. Mayank Mishra

Assistant Professor -Humanities

Interest Area(s)

  • Political Theory
  • Political Economy 
  • Government and Politics in South Asia
  • Neo Marxism.
Mayank Mishra has submitted his PhD thesis at the Centre for South Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has completed his MPhil from the School of International Studies at JNU and is the recipient of the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ fellowship at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), Sichuan University (SCU), China. Mayank has presented his research papers at King’s College, Monash University, Queen’s University Belfast, American Graduate School, IIT Delhi and other such varsities in India and abroad. He has been a Guest Faculty of Political Science at the University of Delhi (NCWEB). He has published research papers on South Asian politics and political economy and has written for think tanks, blogs and editorials for national daily The Telegraph. His core research focuses on state space, political economy and South Asia.
  • PhD (Thesis submitted) from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi. (2022)
  • MPhil from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi. (2018)
  • UGC NET in Political Science. (2017)
  • M.A. (Political Science) from the University of Delhi. (2014)
  • B.A. (Honours) from the University of Lucknow. (2012)
  • 10+2 from Delhi Public School, Lucknow. (2009)
  • Currently working as Assistant Professor (Political Science) at K R Mangalam University, Gurugram. 
  • Guest Faculty (Political Science) in Mata Sundari College for Women (NCWEB) for one semester (2022), University of Delhi.
  • Guest Faculty (Political Science) in Aryabhatta College (NCWEB) for two semesters (2020-21), University of Delhi.
  • State Space, South Asia, Political Economy, Neo-Marxism. 
  • “Altering spaces of learning in Pandemic: Examining socio-economic ramifications of EdTech on Indian education” 24th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Monash University Monash, Australia [2022].
  •  “Spatial contestations and Infrastructure: A High Modernist Reading of Gwadar Port City” King’s India Institute Graduate Conference 2022
  • King’s College London London, United Kingdom [2022].
  • “Covid19 and School Education in India: A Critical Spatial and ‘Meritocratic’ Appraisal of Emerging EdTech”16th International Graduate Student Conference 2022
  • American Graduate School Paris, France [2022].
  • “Altering spaces of learning in Pandemic: Examining socio-economic ramifications of EdTech on Indian education” SPAS Graduate Student Conference 2022
  • University of Hawai'i Manoa, Hawai'i [2022].
  • “Infrastructure as spatial imagery: Comprehending the political aesthetics of India’s Central Vista Project” Joint University Council PAC Conference 2021
  • De Montfort University, UK Digital [2021].
  • “State Space and Civil resistance movements: A case study on India’s #FeeMustFall Movement” Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Conference 2021
  • Queen’s University Belfast, UK Digital [2021].
  •  “Locating the role of Public Health as a ‘Commodity’ in a Market Society in South Asia”Young Scholar Initiative Asia Convening, Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET) VNU University of Economics and Business Hanoi, Vietnam [2019].
  • “Locating Music in Cultural Diplomacy between India and Pakistan” International Conference on Religion and Culture in Conflict and Peace in South Asia
  • Government of Nepal and University of Winchester (UK) Lumbini, Nepal [2019].
  • “Impact of Metamorphic Nature of Market Economy on Public Health in India and Pakistan” 21st Annual Conference of Indian Political Economy Association on Inclusive and Sustainable Development Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) New Delhi, India [2017].
  • “WTO and the Challenges for the Developing World with the rise of TPP” UGC National Seminar on Trade Negotiations under WTO: Issues before Developing Countries
  • Shyam Lal College, University of Delhi New Delhi, India [2016].
  • “The Nuclear Power” International Conference on Changing Contours of Indo-US Relations: Perceptions, Continuity and Change Department of Humanities & Social Sciences & Department of Economics Birla Institute of Technology (BITS) Pilani, Goa, India [2014].
  • “Critical Analysis and Implications of India’s Nuclear Policy” Young Scholars’ Student Conference on Power: Perspectives and Contestations
  • Department of Political Science University of Delhi, India [2014].
  • Participated as a Resource Person on “Challenge of Access and Quality in Education in SAARC Countries 2015” jointly organized by SAARC Human Resource Development Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan and Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India. 
  • Attended Early-Career Workshop on Academic Writing and Publishing organized by British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) and Center for South Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India.    
  • Awarded ‘One Belt One Road’ Fellowship (International Relations) for one semester (March 2018 to June 2018) at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) at Sichuan University (SCU), Chengdu, Sichuan, China. 
  • Highest scorer in MPhil Program at the Centre for South Asian Studies (Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)). 
  • Secured 3rd rank in Graduation (BA Honours).
  • Instrumentality of music in cultural diplomacy between India and Pakistan (In Press) in International Journal of Public Law and Policy (ISSN print 2044-7663; Scopus Indexed).
  • Locating the role of altering nature of public healthcare as a 'commodity' in a market society (In press) in International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies (ISSN print 2050-103X; Web of Science Indexed).
  • Contesting Spaces and Civil resistance movements: A case study on India's #FeeMustFall Movement Published in Advance SAGE, 17 August 2021. URL:https://advance.sagepub.com/articles/preprint/Contesting_Spaces_and_Civil_resistance_movements_A_case_study_on_India_s_FeeMustFall_Movement/15149571.
  • The song that heals Published in The Telegraph, 06 September 2022, Vol. XLI, No. 61, pp. 10 URL: https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/the-song-that-heals/cid/1884839. 
  • US-China rivalry makes for complex Indo-Pacific power dynamics Published in South Asia Monitor, 05 August 2021, Spotlight URL: https://www.southasiamonitor.org/spotlight/us-china-rivalry-makes-complex-indo-pacific-power-dynamics. 
  • Shadow boxing in Cornwall Published in The Telegraph, 06 July 2021, Vol. XXXIX, No. 357, pp. 10 URL: https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/shadow-boxing-in-cornwall-g7-summit-build-back-better-world/cid/1821342. 
  • India’s #FeeMustFall moment: How JNU fought back Published in Centre for Social Change (Nepal), 17 May 2022. URL: https://socialchange.org.np/jnu-movement-miyank/ 
  • The Spatiality of Civil Resistance Movements: Reflecting on India’s Farmers Protests Published in Centre for Social Change (Nepal), 22 June 2021. URL: https://socialchange.org.np/the-spatiality-of-civil-resistance-movements-reflecting-on-indias-farmers-protests/ 
  • Locating teaching as an activity in revisiting education in India Published in South Asia Journal, 03 April 2021, ISSN 2471-951X (online)URL: http://southasiajournal.net/locating-teaching-as-an-activity-in-revisiting-education-in-india/. 
  • Amused to Death Published in The Telegraph, 27 October 2020, Vol. XXXIX, No. 109E4, pp. 8 URL: https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/amused-to-death-tv-news/cid/1795717.  
  • Cause, not Method: Protest Movements in History Published in The Telegraph, 21 August 2020, Vol. XXXIX, No. 45, pp. 10 URL: https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/cause-not-method-protest-movements-in-history/cid/1789672.
  • India’s hyper-nationalist narratives helped Pakistan Army stay relevant Published in South Asia Monitor, 23 March 2019, Spotlight URL: https://southasiamonitor.org/news/india-s-hyper-nationalist-narratives-helped-pakistan-army-stay-relevant/sl/29177. 
  • Cut from Tweed Published in The Telegraph, 05 October 2018, Vol. XXCE, No. 38, pp. 14 URL: https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/cut-from-tweed/cid/1670949. 
  • War on trade Published in The Telegraph, 13 August 2018, Vol. XXXVII, No. 38, pp. 14 URL: https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/war-on-trade-251757.  
  • The Indian economy: A macroeconomic perspective Book Review published in Contemporary South Asia (Taylor & Francis), 26(1), pp. 98–99.
  • An existential threat to WTO and the challenges for developing world with the rise TPP Published in the Book titled Trade Negotiations under WTO: Issues before the Developing World (ISBN-978-93-86369-00-0).  
  • The Politics Behind The Hijab Row And Women’s Bodies https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2022/03/women-body-politics-and-hijab/.
  • The Curious Case Of Coronavirus And Capitalism https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2020/03/the-curious-case-of-corona-and-capitalism/.
  • India: The Paradox Of Social Exclusion In A Nation-State https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2019/10/the-paradox-of-social-exclusion-in-a-nation-state/.
  • Opinion: JNU’s ‘Hypocritical Left’ Is the Biggest Enemy Of The Left Ideology Itself https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2017/09/how-jnus-left-is-the-biggest-enemy-of-the-left-ideology-itself/.
  • How Zakir Naik Uses Faulty Scientific Arguments To Promote His Religious Ideology https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2017/08/the-curious-case-of-zakir-naik/.
  • Protecting It From Slaughter But Torturing It For Milk: The Holy Cow’s Ordeal https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2017/07/an-unholy-ordeal-of-a-holy-cow/.