Associate Professor of Development Studies, University of Oxford

Nikita Sud has taught Politics and Critical Development Studies since 2006. Her research uses inter- and multi-disciplinary lenses to explore the state and governance in the developing world, the politics of economic liberalisation, and the political economy of natural resources, particularly land.

Nikita is the author of Liberalisation, Hindu Nationalism and The State: A Biography of Gujarat (Oxford University Press, 2012), which is a long term study of the western region that is home to India's controversial Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Her new book Unfixed Land: The Making of Land and the Making of India is forthcoming.

Nikita's research has featured in The Telegraph, The Times of India, The Hindu, The Indian Express, Outlook, Tehelka, TheWire.in, Scroll.in, NDTV, The Tribune, Dainik Bhaskar, East Asia Forum, Mediapart (France), Sudwind Magazin (Austria), Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Business, OpenDemocracy, BBC Radio 4, BBC News, Radio France, Al Jazeera, Nikkei Asian Review, TRT World, Thompson Reuters Place, Los Angeles Times, and Radio Ö1 of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, among others. Many moons ago, she used to anchor music programmes on All India Radio.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Development Studies, University of Oxford

Education

  • 2007 
    University of Oxford, DPhil in Development Studies