Doctoral Researcher

  • Short CV

    • 10/2018 - 03/2019: Visiting Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies

    • Since 10/2014: Doctoral Student at the GIGA Doctoral Programme, DAAD scholarship

    • 2013 - 2014: Independent Research Consultant (study examining prospects for Indo-German regional partnerships for the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany; Research, writing, and editing work for,,

    • 2012 - 2013: Research Associate, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India (Project tracing the possible trajectories of India’s relationship with West Asia until 2030; Scenarios mapping India’s strategic environment in 2050)

    • 2011 - 2012: Reporter, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, Canada

    • 2008 - 2010: Scholar, European Commision’s Erasmus Mundus Programme for M.A. in Media Studies

    • 2008: South Asian Fellow, Deutsche Welle, Bonn, Germany

    • 2006 - 2007: Journalist, The Times of India, Pune, India

    • Studium: M.A. in Media Studies (Specialisation: War and Conflict), Aarhus Universitet, Denmark and Swansea University, Wales, UK

    Current Research

    • Indian foreign policy

    • Role of identities in international relations

    • Media and politics

    Countries and Regions

    • India

    • South Asia


    • The Self and the Other: Islam in India’s Identity and Foreign Policy


    Doctoral Researcher

    The Disorder Of Things | 12/2014

    The Politics of Modi's Vegetarianism


    Doctoral Researcher

    Amit Julka

    Chapter in Edited Volume | 2013

    Scenarios 2030

    Manali Kumar

    Rahul Chauhan

    Panelist | 15/12/2016

    Religion and Conflict in South(east) Asia: Insights from Bangladesh, India and Myanmar

    GIGA Talk GIGA Berlin: 15/12/2016 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Lectures and Discussion


    Doctoral Researcher

    Speaker | 26/06/2016

    Building Coalitions for a Revolution: Diaspora Diplomacy in an Imperial Age

    Conference 26/06/2016


    Doctoral Researcher

    Speaker | 18/03/2016

    Ways of being and belonging: An Indo-Islamic perspective on relating with the world

    Conference 18/03/2016


    Doctoral Researcher

    Teaching | Kiel University | 2016

    Continuity and Change in Indian Foreign Policy

    Kiel University Kiel Germany


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