Assistant Professor of Political Science
DPhil (University of Oxford, UK)
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
R–1, Baishnabghata Patuli Township, Kolkata – 700 094, India
Maidul Islam is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. After completing his doctorate from Oxford University in 2012, he has taught Political Science at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Presidency University, Kolkata. He was also a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. As a Clarendon-Hector Pilling-Senior Hulme scholar at Brasenose College, he studied political theory for his doctoral studies in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. His research interests are in political theory, political ideologies, populism, identity politics, Indian Muslims, Cinema, contemporary West Bengal and Bangladesh. As a political analyst, he also appears for Bengali news channels and occasionally gives expert opinions on Indian politics, West Bengal politics and terrorism to various national and international media houses. His doctoral thesis at Oxford University has been published as Limits of Islamism: Jamaat-e-Islami in Contemporary India and Bangladesh (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
Courses Taught: Rethinking Political Theory, Interrogating Political Economy, Research Methods in Social Sciences.