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.