New ICCR Professor Amit Prakash arrives at Uppsala University


Professor Amit Prakash has just arrived at Uppsala University, taking up his position as ICCR visiting Professor. Prakash is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. During his time in Uppsala Professor Prakash is affiliated to the Department of Peace and Conflict Research and hosted by Professor Ashok Swain.

Professor Amit Prakash areas of research include politics of development and identity; critical governance studies (including governance indicators); conflict, governance and the state; democratic political process in India; policing in India; and, global governance.

Prakash has published widely in political science. His most recent monograph “Governance in India: Empirical Evidence from Twenty States” is forthcoming with Routledge.

Earlier, Amit Prakash has served as Associate Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; and, Assistant Research Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. Amit Prakash holds a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. 

Professor Prakash is the second in a planned row of four consecutive ICCR guest professors in Uppsala. His predecessor as ICCR visiting Professor was Professor Siddharth Singh who is the Head of the Department for Pali and Buddhist Studies at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi, India. 

The ICCR guest professorships is based on a contract between the Government of India/ICCR and Uppsala University, signed by Indian Ambassador Banashri Harrison Bose, and Eva Åkesson, Uppsala University Vice Chancellor in January 2013.