Professor Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya
Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005
356, Mahamanapuri, BHU, Varanasi-221005
91 0542 6703118, 91 542 2575899, 9336911439
S.No. Degree Institution Year
1. MA in Political Science Allahabad University 1974
2. Ph.D. Banaras Hindu University 1981
3. Advance International Diploma in Conflict Resolution Uppsala University, Sweden 1990
4. Post-Doctoral Research London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK 1986-1990
Woodrow Wilson Centre for International Scholars, Washington DC, USA 1992
 Brown University, Providence, United States 1997

A. Teaching experience (in years) : 40 years

B. Area of specialization : Political Science/International Relations, Development and Gender Studies

C. Number of Ph.D./M.Phil supervised : supervised over 20 Doctoral Research

D. Number of Publications (National/International) : 28

E. Major publications (Maximum five publications in details):

2014. 'Women and the Peace Process in Nepal'. In Peace and Conflict: South Asian Experience, edited by Priyankar Upadhyaya and Samrat Schmiem. New Delhi: Cambridge University Press.

2013. 'Challenges of Environment protection and urbanization in India'. In India's Human Security: Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges, edited by Jason Miklian, Ashild Kolas. London: Routledge.

2013. Nepal in Transition to Democracy (ed.). New Delhi: Concept Publications

2012. 'Ethnonationalism and the South Asian Context', Journal of Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies, 39.

2004. Election Reforms in India (ed.). New Delhi: Concept Publishes

F. Research Projects:

The German Foundation for Peace Research, (DSF – Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung) funded project on "Peaceful Coexistence? – 'Traditional' and 'Non-traditional' Conflict Resolution Mechanisms", 2015-2016 (Ongoing)

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway funded project on "Peacebuilding, Diversity and Human Security", 2013-2015 (Ongoing)

The Research Council of Norway funded Research Project on "Making Women Count for Peace", 2012-2015 (Ongoing)

European Union funded Project (under 7th Framework Program) on "The Role of Governance in the Resolution of Socioeconomic and Political Conflict in India and Europe", 2011- 2013.

UGC Major Project on "Women in Peace Processes", 2007

Major Research Project under UGC CAREER AWARD on "Problem of Sub-nationalism in postcolonial of Asia & Africa", 1988

G. Conferences/Symposia/seminars attended (Abroad)

27 May 2014- Women and Peace: The Case of Nepal at Dublin City University, Dublin

3 December 2013- Interrogating Peace in Meghalaya, workshop on "Cultures of Governance and Conflict Resolution in Europe and India", Brussels

28 October 2013 - Self- determination: The Indian Experience at Social Science Baha (Lecture Series LXIX), Kathmandu.

28 September 2013- Workshop on Gender, Empowerment and Conflict, PRIO Workshop at Kathmandu

27-29 April 2012 - The Future of Self-determination in the International Conference "Adapting to Change: Fulbrighters' Perspectives on South and Central Asian Societies", SCA Fulbright Regional Alumni Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal.

09 September 2011 - Political movements and Non-Violence in India: From Gandhi to Anna Hazare, at PRIO Norway

13 December 2010- Women, Peace, and Health Policy in India at the Department of Family Science and School of Public Health, The University of Maryland, Maryland, USA

30 November 2010. Conflict in Nepal and its Transnational Ramifications at Center for South Asia, Stanford University, USA

03-04 April 2010: Feminism and the Indian Tradition at Stockholm University Stockholm

29 April 2010: Gender and Conflict Transformation in South Asia at Richard Celeste, President, Colorado College, USA

June 2008: Indian Diaspora and the Economic Impact on Australia' in an International Conference on "Economic implications of Indian Diaspora". Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

17 June 2008 - Communal Violence in India, The Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

27 April 2004: India in the 21st Century, United States Air force Academy, Colorado Springs, USA (India)

7-8 November 2014 - Does International Aid help Women in Nepal? : Perspectives from Nepali Women's Organizations, in International Conference on Gender, Empowerment and Conflict in South Asia, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata

15 December 2014 - Urbanisation and Food Insecurity amongst the Slum Population in India: A Case Study of Nagwa Area of Varanasi', in the International Conference "Emerging Challenges in an Urbanising India: Governance, Security and Climate Change", Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi

14 March 2014 - City as places of community rituals, in International Conference on "World Living Heritage", Udaipur, India

15-16 November 2011- Cooperative Security Framework for South Asia, at 5th South Asia Conference, IDSA, New Delhi

03-04 April 2010 – Nationalism in the Context of Globalisation/Ethnic Conflicts in World Politics, at Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi

19 April 2005 - Education and Research in Public Policy in Indian Universities, in a workshop on "Role of Universities in Public Policy" at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.

H. Courses and Papers Taught:

Gender, Conflict, Development and Peace

Research Methods

Public Policy

Citizen and Administration: Concepts and Issues

India and her neighbor

Social and Political thought of Modern India

I. Academic/Professional membership:

Member of peer review committees of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), set up for the review of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (June 2012).

Member of peer review committees of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), set up for the review of Kolhapur University (2005).

Expert member of Board of Studies of Various Universities (Indore, Jammu, Udaipur)

Member, Finance Committee of Banaras Hindu University (1999-2000)

Life Member of IIPA, New Delhi

J. Administrative responsibilities held:


2011- 2014: Visitor's Nominee, School of Continuing Education, IGNOU, New Delhi.

2008 - 2011 : Visiting Faculty at Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

2006 - 2011 : Director, Centre for the Study of Nepal, Banaras Hindu University

2011-Onward : Adjunct Professor, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, BHU

2004 – 2007 : Presidents Nominee, National Planning Board (Women & Development Studies), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

2004 - 2007 & 1998-2001 : Head, Department of Political Science, Banaras Hindu University

2002 - 2003: Member, Board of the Research Direction, Gandhian Institute of Studies, Rajghat, New Delhi

1999-2000 : Member, Finance Committee, Banaras Hindu University

1998-2000 : Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Banaras Hindu University

1998-2000 : Director, Centre for Integrated Rural Development, BHU


2014: Visiting Professor at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

2011-2013 : ICCR Chair Professor, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

2011: Visiting Professor, International Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway

2010 : Fulbright Visiting Professor at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA

2010: Visiting Professor at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

2007-2014 : Visiting Professor at Karlstad University, Sweden

2007-2009 : Visiting Professor at University of Magdeburg, Germany

2004 : Adjunct Professor at Department of Political Science, Concordia University, Montreal

2001-2002 : Director, Institute of Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE), UU/The United Nations University, UK

K. Honors & Awards received:

2011: Invited to serve as inaugural occupant of ICCR Chair at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu.

2010: Fulbright –Nehru Lecturing Award.

2008: Australian-Indian Council Award (AIC): Lectures in Australia.

2007: Visiting Professor at Rzeshov Institute of Higher Learning, Poland

2005: Awarded SASNET grant to delivers Lectures at Stockholm/Karlstad University on Gender Issues in South Asia.

2005: Awarded a Faculty Research Grant by the Canadian Govt./Shastri-India Foundation on a project 'Community Relations in Plural Societies'.

1999: Visiting Fellow, Henry L Stimson Center, Washington DC.

1996: Invited as a Consultant Expert by the Ministry for Nationalities and External Relations, Republic of Daghestan.

1994: Nominated Member of the Commission on International Conflict Resolution at the Council of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA), Kyoto (Japan).

1994: Member, Academic Council of the United Nations System (ACUNS).

1993: Awarded the Guest Scholar Award at the Woodrow Wilson Centre for International Scholar, Washington DC.

1992: Member, International Planning Study Team, United Nations University.

1990: Academic Visitor, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics & Politics (LSE), London University.

1985: UGC Career Award for being adjudged an outstanding young social scientist.

Have served on various high level committees of Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Ministry of External Affairs, University Grants Commission, Union Public Service Commission, International and National NGOs.

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