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Kamal Kumar

Dr. Kamal Kumar

Assistant Professor

E-mail: kamalkumar[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor , School of Global Affairs

Qualification

  • PhD in Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, New Delhi, January 2021.
  • M.Phil. in Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 2013.
  • One week U21 Masters Intensive Module titled “Traditional and New Security Challenges: South Asia in Global Perspective”, Organized in collaboration by the University of Birmingham, University of Delhi and University of Melbourne at Department of International Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi, February 2012.
  • M.A. in Political Science, Department of Political Science, Hindu College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 2011.
  • Graduation in Political Science (Hons.) from Hindu College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 2009.

Past Experience

Teaching:

  • Assistant Professor of Global Studies at the School of Global Affairs, Dr. B R Ambedkar University Delhi, October 2023
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Central University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, November 2022 – October 2023
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Shivaji College, University of Delhi, August 2017 – November 2022
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Satyawati College, University of Delhi, August 2015 – August 2017
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Lakshmibai College, University of Delhi, July 2015 – August 2015
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Satyawati College, University of Delhi, January 2014 – May 2015
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Hindu College, University of Delhi, September 2013 – January 2014

Research:

  • 2015-17: Worked as a Research Assistant on LEVERHULME INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH NETWORK’s project titled, “Continuity and Change in Indian Federalism” being pursued in collaboration with 3 European universities (University of Edinburgh, University of Nottingham and University of Bristol) and 3 Indian universities (University of Delhi, Burdwan University and Central University, Hyderabad) from November 2015 to March 2017.

My Zone / Area of Expertise

  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Green Political Thought
  • Comparative Politics
  • Environmental Laws
  • Environmental Justice

Awards

  • Certificate Of Excellence – Awarded by Hindu College, University of Delhi for securing first position in BA (Hons.) Political Science (2006-09).
  • University Post-Graduate Scholarship in Political Science funded by the University of Delhi, New Delhi (2009-11).
  • Member, Committee of Masters Courses (COC), Department of Political Science, North Campus, University of Delhi, Delhi (2009-11).
  • Junior Research Fellowship (UGC-JRF) in Political Science funded by University Grant Commission, Government of India, (2013).
  • Organizing Secretary, National Seminar on “Remembering Gandhi in the Era of Globalization”, Satyawati College, University of Delhi, Delhi (August 2016).
  • International Travel Grant for the 76th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference (April 5th – 8th, 2018) in Chicago, USA, awarded by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India) (2018).
  • Convenor of ‘Board of Examiners’ for the Under Graduate Open Book Examination, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhi (2020).
  • Reviewer (Book Division), Routledge India, Taylor & Francis Group, Milton Park Abingdon, United Kingdom, (September 2022).
  • International Travel Grant for the Annual ISA Convention (April 3rd– 6th 2024) in San Francisco, USA, awarded by the International Studies Association (ISA), University of Connecticut, 362 Fairfield Way, USA (2023).

Publications

Books:

  • Global Politics: Issues and Perspectives, (Co-editor and Contributor), New Delhi, Thousand Oaks & Californian: SAGE Publications, 2018. (ISBN: 978-93-528-0683-6)
  • International Relations: Theory and Practice, (Co-editor and Contributor), New Delhi, Thousand Oaks & Californian: SAGE Publications, 2020. (ISBN: 978-93-5388-345-4)
  • Understanding Globalisation: Challenges and Prospects, (Co-editor and Contributor), Routledge India, Taylor and Francis, 2023. (ISBN: 978-10-3249-985-7, E-ISBN: 978-10-0343-450-4) DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003434504

Journal Articles:

Chapters in Books:

  • 2015: “Eco-feminism: Feminists and Environmental Ethics”, in Environmental Ethics, et al., Divya Tiwari, Tripura University: Directorate of Distance Education, pp. 91-107. (ISBN: 978-93-259-9571-0)
  • 2016: “Understanding the Nature of the Indian State”, in Introduction to Political Processes in India, ed., Rajendra Dayal, Delhi: Book Age Publications, 2nd ed., pp. 8.1-8.33. (ISBN: 978-93-83281-57-2)
  • 2017: “Bhartiya Rajya Ki Prakriti”, in Bhartiya Shasan, Samvaidhanik aur Rajnitik Prakriya, ed., Tapan Biswal, Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan, pp. 23-39. (ISBN: 978-93-86392-69-5)
  • 2017: “Bhartiya Rajya Ka Vikasatmak Aayam”, in Bhartiya Shasan, Samvaidhanik aur Rajnitik Prakriya, ed., Tapan Biswal, Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan, pp. 459-474. (ISBN: 978-93-86392-69-5)
  • 2017: “Bhartiya Rajya Ka Kalyankari Aayam”, in Bhartiya Shasan, Samvaidhanik aur Rajnitik Prakriya, ed., Tapan Biswal, Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan, pp. 475-492. (ISBN: 978-93-86392-69-5)
  • 2017: “Sustainable Development versus Big Dams: Resettlement and Rehabilitation of Project Affected People” in Environmental Concerns of 21st Century: Indian and Global Context, et. al., Sanjay Kumar, Vol. II, Delhi: Book Age Publications, pp. 260-275. (ISBN: 978-93-83281-65-7)
  • 2018: “Ecological Issues: Historical Overview of International Environmental Agreements, Climate Change & Global Commons Debate”, in Global Politics: Issues and Perspectives, ed., Nirmal Jindal and Kamal Kumar, New Delhi, Thousand Oaks & Californian: SAGE Publications, pp. 137-173. (ISBN: 978-93-528-0683-6)
  • 2018: “Global Resistance: Global Social Movements and NGOs”, co-authored in Global Politics: Issues and Perspectives, ed., Nirmal Jindal and Kamal Kumar, New Delhi, Thousand Oaks & Californian: SAGE Publications, pp. 115-136. (ISBN: 978-93-528-0683-6)
  • 2019: “Uttar Adhunik Parampara”, in Rajniti Siddhant Ki Samajh, ed., Sanjeev Kumar, Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan, pp. 166-189. (ISBN: 978-93-5287-495-8)
  • 2020: “India’s Foreign Policy: A Journey from Non-Alignment to Multi-Alliances”, co-authored in International Relations: Theory and Practice, ed., Nirmal Jindal and Kamal Kumar, New Delhi, Thousand Oaks & Californian: SAGE Publications, pp. 391-405. (ISBN: 978-93-538-8345-4)
  • 2023: “Forest Rights Act 2006 and the Question of Traditional Knowledge: A Legal Framework for Forest Management in India”, in Indigenous Knowledge, Geo-culture and Sacred Landscape: Understanding Multiple Perspectives of Nature Conservation, ed., Suresh Chand Rai and Prabuddh Kumar Mishra, Switzerland: Springer Nature. (Forthcoming)

E-Contents:

Newspaper Articles:

  • 2014: “Jald Vikaas ki raah Pakadega Telangaana”, Rashtriya Ujala, 27 February, p. 6.
  • 2014: “Gathabandhan ‘Raajaneeti’ ke nae Sameekaran”, Rashtriya Ujala, 10 March, p. 6.

Seminar / Conferences

Invited Lectures:

  • 2023: Invited Special Lecture on “Climate Change: Role of State and Non-State Actors in India,” delivered in Desh Bhagat College, Constituent College of Punjabi University, Bardwal-Dhuri (Distt. Sangrur), Punjab, March 03, 2023.

Seminars:

  • 2013: Presented a paper titled “Participation in Democracy” at a Two-Day National Seminar On “Politics, Leadership and Democracy in India”, sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and organized by Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, March 11-12, 2013.
  • 2013: Presented a paper titled “Environmental Movement in India: Reassessing Democracy” at a Two-Day National Seminar on “Constitutional Development and Nation-Building in India”, jointly organized by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, October 26-27, 2013.
  • 2014: Presented a paper titled “Sustainable Development via Big Dams: The Concerns of Victims” at a Two-Day National Conference on “Challenges of Development: Re-Visit to Inclusiveness”, sponsored by the University Grant Commission (UGC) and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), and organized by Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi, Delhi, January 17-18, 2014.
  • 2015: Presented a paper titled “Gandhi and Environment” at a National Seminar on “Relevance of Gandhian Thought”, organized by Politikos (a Society of Department of Political Science), Satyawati College, University of Delhi, October 19, 2015.
  • 2016: Presented a paper titled “India and China: Environmental Issues” at a One-Day International Seminar on “India and its Neighbourhood: Issues and Challenges”, organized by Politikos (a Society of Department of Political Science), Satyawati College, University of Delhi, January 19, 2016.
  • 2016: Presented a paper titled “Gandhian Approach of Sustainability” at a National Seminar on “Remembering Gandhi in the Era of Globalization”, organized by Gandhi Study Circle, Satyawati College, University of Delhi, Delhi, August 10, 2016.
  • 2016: Presented a paper titled “Indian Constitution: The Vision of B R Ambedkar” at a National Seminar on “Relevance of Ambedkar”, organized by the SC/ST Advisory Committee at Satyawati College, University of Delhi, Delhi, September 14, 2016.
  • 2017: Presented a paper titled “Understanding the Contours of the Global Discourse on Environmental Justice” at a Two-Day National Conference on “Human Rights in 21st Century India: Emerging Issues and Challenges”, sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and organized by Department of Political Science, Motilal Nehru College (Eve), University of Delhi, New Delhi, March 29-30, 2017.
  • 2018: Presented a paper titled “Simultaneous Elections: Global Trends and India” at a Two-Day National Seminar on “One Nation, One Election”, sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML), and organized by RMP at Knowledge Excellence Centre, Bhayander (West), Thane, Maharashtra, January 20-21, 2018.
  • 2018: Presented a paper titled “Environmental Justice: The ‘Missing Voices’ of the Global South” at the 76th Annual MPSA Conference, organized by The Midwest Political Science Association (USA) at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, USA, April 5-8, 2018.
  • 2023: Presented a paper titled “Forest Rights Act and Community Participation: Role of Gram Sabha in Forest Management” at a Two-Day National Conference on “Working of PRIs in the Scheduled Areas of Madhya Pradesh: Expectations and Reality”, sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), and organized by Department of Political Science and Human Rights, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak (MP), February 17-18, 2023.
  • 2023: Presented a paper titled “Environmental Discourse of Bharatiya Janata Party: A Content Analysis of the 2019 Election Manifesto” at a Two-Day International Seminar on “Changing Trends in Political Parties and Party System in India”, organized by Satyawati College, Delhi University in collaboration with Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Indian Political Science Association (IPSA) and Dr. Ambedkar Chair in Social Justice, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, March 14-15, 2023.
  • 2023: Presented a paper titled “Green Federalism and Forest Rights Act, 2006: Democratising Forest Governance in India” at a One-Day International Conference on “Trends in Environment: An Interdisciplinary Approach”, organized by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR), Ministry of Education, India in collaboration with Hindu College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, March 23, 2023.
  • 2023: Presented a paper titled “Indigenous Local Institutions and Indian Forest Laws: Role of Tribal Communities in Forest Governance” at a Two-Day National Seminar on “Local Governance in India @ 75: Issues, Challenges, and Contemporary Developments”, organized by the Special Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, March 25-26, 2023.
  • 2023: Presented a paper titled “Urban Planning and Sustainable Development in India: Role of the National Green Tribunal in Urban Environmental Governance” at a Two-Day International Seminar on Governance for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Policy Innovations and Challenges in its Implementation”, organized by School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, Woxsen University in collaboration with Gandhi Research Foundation, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita Chair Professor of Behavioural Public Policy & ZIBS-WOXSEN China India Centre, October 10-11, 2023.