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Sanjeevini Badigar Lokhande

Non-Resident Visiting Scholar
Assistant Professor, Department of Civics and Politics, University of Mumbai

Sanjeevini Badigar Lokhande is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civics and Politics, University of Mumbai, and currently on long leave in Philadelphia. She received her Ph.D. from the Center for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her thesis, recently published by Cambridge University Press, is entitled "Communal Violence, Forced Migration and the State: Gujarat Since 2002."

Along with the writing of the last chapter “Violence and Good Governance” of her then-unpublished manuscript, she worked with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and London School of Economics as a Research Associate and contributing author for their project Governance and the Governed. At the University of Mumbai, she has taught the courses Forced Migration Studies, Internal Security in India, Public Policy, Ethics, Public Policy and Public Administration, Introduction to Methods in Research, and Social and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhi.

While her research has a strong empirical focus, as in her first book, she centrally engages with larger theoretical questions. Her current areas of interest are governance, anthropology and the state. She is currently working on the Bombay Municipal Corporation and the Shiv Sena.