Malini Bhattacharjee

Areas of Interest & Expertise

Issues of Religious Identity, Ethnicity and Political Conflict, The Intersections Emerging between Religion and Development


Malini is a faculty with the School of Public policy and Governance.

Her training lies in Political Science. Her research interests revolve around issues of religious identity, ethnicity and political conflict and the intersections emerging between religion and development.

She started her career at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and subsequently worked in a conflict resolution firm where she was involved in conducting research on the Kandhamal riots of 2008 in Odisha between Hindus and Christians and a CAO World Bank project on Local Stakeholder perception study for IFC funded projects’ in the state of Gujarat.

Malini has her doctorate, MPhil and MA degrees in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

Publications and Writings

On-going Projects

  1. Sacralising the Secular’: Religion and Philanthropy in India
  2. Unforgetting Sylhet’: Redeeming a Subverted Narrative