Sujit Kumar

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Political Economy of Land
  • Adivasi Politics and Society
  • Local Democracy and Customary Institutions
  • Critical Political Theory
  • Caste Politics


Sujit has taught Political Science at St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bengaluru for six years prior to joining the University. He has taught political theory and thought, political economy, and politics of marginalised groups in India. 

Sujit completed his PhD in 2016 from the University of Mysore and was enrolled at Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru. His PhD thesis was titled A Study on Politics of Dispossession and Underdevelopment: Appropriating Local Mechanisms in West Singhbhum of Jharkhand’. His thesis provides a grounded picture of the processes and politics behind land acquisition in scheduled areas of Jharkhand and critically captures the discourse of Adivasi politics by locating it in the socio-cultural milieu. 



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