McGill Faculty Affiliate: Subho Basu

Subho Basu is currently appointed as an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University. After completing his PhD at Cambridge University, UK, he worked as a Smuts Hinduja Fellow at the Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge. Simultaneously, he was elected as fellow of Wolfson College at Cambridge University. In years following, he taught at the College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Illinois State University and Syracuse University. He also obtained numerous visiting fellowships and lectureships at different international centers of learning, such as the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris, France; Victoria University, British Columbia, Canada; and the Netaji Institute of Asian Studies, Calcutta, India. He has widely published on labor history and contemporary Indian politics. The Oxford University Press-SOAS Series has published his monograph, "Does Class Matter?" His other works include a co-edited volume with Crispin Bates, Rethinking Indian Political Institutions, which was recently published by Anthem Press, London. Subho Basu and Crispin Bates are engaged in a new project on politics in India since independence. Their joint work will be published by Routledge in 2014. With noted political scientists Ali Riaz, Basu co-authored Paradise Lost: State Failure in Nepal. Subho Basu is currently working on two projects related to the construction of space, race, gender and nationalism and popular movement and the rise of Bengal Marxists. Besides this, he also edited with Suranjan Das of Calcutta University Electoral Politics in South Asia.