Faculty Profile


Name : Moushumi  Basu
Designation : Associate Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament
School of International Studies
Room No : 320
Off. Phone : 011-26704601
Residence : 9810371257
Email : mbasu@mail.jnu.ac.in   moushumi.basu@gmail.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in


Ph.D. (JNU)  

Areas of Interest/Specialization

International Organizations and Issues of Development, Labour Migration and Human Rights

Doctoral thesis on ‘The World Bank and its Lending to the Social Sector in India’ and Post-doctoral research ‘On the limits and shortcomings of the neo-liberal thesis as an equitable and sustainable model of development’ have been the primary areas of research

Papers presented on these themes include:
‘Violent Trajectories of Growth: Social Friction and Twenty Years of Economic Liberalization in India’ at World Congress of the International Political Science Congress, Madrid, 11 July 2012.

‘Neo-liberal Developmentalism and the Hegemonic Discourse of the Market’ 2nd International Conference on Power and Knowledge, Tampere, Finland, September 6, 2010.

‘States, Markets and Development: Changing Contours of Public Debate in India” World Congress of Political Science on “GLOBAL DISCONTENT? Dilemmas of Change’, organised by the International Political Science Association (IPSA), Santiago 11-16 July, 2009.

‘Contested Terrains: Exploring the Undercurrents of Neo-liberal Developmentalism’, Thinking (With)Out Borders, June 12-13, 2008, University of St Andrews. 


Assistant Professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore (2006).

Visiting Fellow, School of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies, University of Sussex (2005).

Courses Taught:
Winter Semester – International Economic and Financial Organizations (IO 635), MPhil Course.

Monsoon Semester – Introduction to the UN System (IO : 202),B.A. Course.

Co-teacher - MA. Optional Course : Globalization of Human Rights IS530N 

Awards & Honours

The Charles Wallace India Trust Research Fellowship, 2008

Leverhulme Visiting Fellow at the School of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies, University of Sussex ,2005. 

International Collaboration/Consultancy

Co-director of International and Comparative Human Rights Law Practicum (20 December 2013 to 10 January 2014), organized by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Migration Flows, Labour Market Policies and Social Friction, undertaken as part of a larger academic study, “Transformation and Friction in Globalizing India”, being funded by the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). (March 2011 – April 2012). 

Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

* ‘Capitalist Development and Informalization of Labour Markets in India’ in Irudaya Rajan ed.(2013), India Migration Report 2013: Social Costs of Migration, Routledge ,London , pp.270-282.

* ‘Non-State Actors in the Development Aid World as Seen from the South’ in Reinalda, B ed., (2011), The Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors, Ashgate, Abingdon.

* ‘Negotiating Aid: World Bank and Primary Education in India’ (2006), Contemporary Education Dialogue, vol. 3:2, pp.133-154.

* Sengupta, Arjun., Negi, Archna, and Basu, Moushumi., ed., Reflections on the Right to Development (2005), SAGE, New Delhi.  

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)


Patents (if any)