Sumit Baudh (they or he) is Professor and Executive Director, Centre on Public Law and Jurisprudence at the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU). A former British Chevening scholar, and the first Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Chair on Civil and Human Rights at Emory University, Baudh has held prestigious fellowship awards including the University of California Human Rights Fellow, Berkeley, Michael D. Palm Fellow of the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law, Fellow of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies, Columbia Law School, New York, and the Transnational Law Institute Fellow, King’s College London. Baudh is qualified to practice law as an Advocate in India and enrolled as a Solicitor n.p. with The Law Society, England and Wales. As an independent consultant, Baudh has advised national and international organizations including the U.S. based Arcus Foundation, the United Nations Development Program in India, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, and the Norway-based LLH. Baudh is presently working on a monograph titled Law at the intersection of caste, class, and sex, and tweeting about it @BaudhSumit.
At the JGU /JGLS (2017-present)
- Constitutional Law 1/2 Fundamental Rights
- Constitutional Law 2/2 Federalism and Separation of Powers
- Law and Social Transformation
- Critical Race Theory and Caste
- Intersectionality, Application and Analyses
- Caste, Law and Representation
- Faculty, Sexuality, Gender and Rights Institute (SGRI), various dates annually. Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action (CREA). Delhi, India (2008 – 2012)
- Faculty, Training Course for Capacity Building of NGOs engaged in Prevention and Management of HIV/AIDS (February 3). Department of Social Sciences, National Institute of Health and Family Welfare. Delhi, India (2009)
- Faculty, Regional Training on Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (February 15). South and Southeast Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality. Manesar, Haryana, India (2008)
- Law Module, Pedagogy for Social Peace and Civic Restraint, Teaching Assistant, Peace Course, Aman Trust. Delhi, India (2004)
- Invisibility of “Other” Dalits and Silence in the Law (2017), Shankar, S. and Gupta, C. (Eds). Caste and Life Narratives. BIOGRAPHY, 40:1, 222-243 (available at https://muse.jhu.edu/article/666058)
- NON-SCOPUS INDEXED BOOK CHAPTERS AND INSTITUTIONAL REPORTS
- Invisibility of “Other” Dalits and Silence in the Law (2019). Shankar, S. and Gupta, C. (Ed.), CASTE AND LIFE NARRATIVES. New Delhi: Primus Books. Pp. 228-249
- Decriminalisation of consensual same-sex sexual acts in the South Asian Commonwealth: struggles in contexts (2013). Lennox C, Waites M (Eds). HUMAN RIGHTS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY IN THE COMMONWEALTH. London: School of Advanced Study. Pp 287-311 (available at https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv512st2.14?seq=1)
- ‘Etch it upon your hearts, this is what I am.’ Life at an intersection: caste, gender, and sexuality (2011). STATE OF WORLD MINORITIES. London: Minority Right Groups International. Pp 145-146
- Police as a service organisation – an agenda for change: Report of international conference on police reform in East Africa (2003) with co-author, Joshua Aurbach. COMMONWEALTH HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE, New Delhi.
- Corporate Criminal Liability – A Review in light of TATA-ULFA Nexus (1998) The Student Advocate: 10. Bangalore: NLSIU. Pp 44-51
- Reflections of a Queer Dalit (2007). InPlainspeak. Issue 3. New Delhi: The South and Southeast Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality.
- Reel Review Babel (2007), InPlainspeak. Issue 1. New Delhi: The South and Southeast Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality.
- Book Review of Because I Have A Voice (2006). InPlainspeak. Issue 1. New Delhi: The South and Southeast Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality.
- A Gay God? (2003) South Africa: Behind the Mask
- In Bad Company – Corporate Culture and Criminal Responsibility (1998). The Corporate Counsel. The Economics Times, Jan. 10 (formerly as Nimbekar, Sumit)
Paper presentations at conferences etc.
- Dalit and LGBTQ Identities and Citizenship, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, Oxford Department of International Development and The Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme, South Asia Day: Political Thought in South Asia, May 20, 2016.
- Invisibility of queer Dalits in the law and social movements in India, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Centre for Gender Studies, May 18, 2016.
- Use of Personal Narrative in Critical Race Theory and the Silence of Legal Theory on Caste, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, KINGS COLLEGE LONDON (KCL) SCHOOL OF LAW, Transnational Law Institute Methods Lab., May 17, 2016.
- Intersectionality: Knowing and Doing, panel discussion co-organized by JAGORI and SANGAT (women’s NGOs), India International Centre Annexe, New Delhi, Aug. 17, 2015.
- Creating collaborative spaces and partnership opportunities to address the issue of sexual harassment: legal erasure of Dalit women, BREAKTHROUGH (human rights NGO), India Islamic Centre, New Delhi, Mar. 12, 2015.
- Legal Invisibility of Other Dalits, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, University of California Human Rights Fellowship Conference, Nov. 7, 2014.
- Law at the Intersection of Caste, Gender and Sexuality: Legal Invisibility of Other Dalits, UCLA, SCHOOL OF LAW, The Williams Institute, Los Angeles, Oct. 14, 2014.
- Beyond Sochi: A Conversation on the State of LGBTQ International Human Rights, UCLA, SCHOOL OF LAW, OUTLaw and International Human Rights Law Association, Los Angeles, Apr. 14, 2014.
- Dalit Castes and Queer Sexualities in India, HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE, 2nd Asia-Pacific Outgames, Wellington, New Zealand, Mar. 17, 2011.
- Working Paper: Criminalisation of Consensual Same-Sex Sexual Acts in the Commonwealth, South and Southeast Asia, INSTITUTE OF COMMONWEALTH STUDIES (ICS) and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), LGBT rights in the Commonwealth, London, Jan. 17, 2011
- Working Paper: Criminalisation of Consensual Same-Sex Sexual Acts in the Commonwealth, South and Southeast Asia, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LGBT HUMAN RIGHTS, 2nd World Outgames, Copenhagen, Denmark, Jul. 28, 2009.
- Working Paper: Transgender Issues in South and Southeast Asia, NATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN TASK FORCE, Beginning a Global Dialogue on Transgender Rights, A Meeting of The Global Dialogue on Sexual Health and Well Being, New York, Apr. 17, 2008.
- Working Paper: Criminalisation of Consensual Same-Sex Sexual Acts in the Commonwealth, South and Southeast Asia, HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE, 1st Asia-Pacific Outgames. Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 31, 2008.
- Human rights and the criminalisation of consensual sex in India, BRAC UNIVERSITY, JAMES P. GRANT SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, International Conference on Gender & Sexuality, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jul. 28, 2007.
- Reflections of a Queer Dalit, KEELE UNIVERSITY, Gender unbound: an international conference on law, gender and sexuality, Keele, UK, Jul. 10, 2007.
- Human rights and the criminalisation of consensual sex in India, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LGBT HUMAN RIGHTS, 1st World Outgames, Montreal, Canada, Jul. 28, 2006.
- Realizing Sexual Rights: Human rights and the criminalisation of consensual sex in India, UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton-Hove, UK, Sep. 29, 2005.
Expert panelist /speaker at public events, seminars, conferences, symposia, etc.
- Institutional discrimination against Dalit, Adivasi and Bahujan faculty within the Academia in India, NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY (NLSIU), Bengaluru, Jul. 24, 2021.
- Engendering Caste, Sexualizing Race, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, ASHOKA UNIVERSITY, respective Centers for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, webinar series Theory and Practice: Transnational Conversations, Nov. 11, 2020.
- Affirmative Action Pride, ALL INDIA QUEER ASSOCIATION (AIQA) Study Circle, National Webinar on Gender Sexuality and Queer Issues in India, Jun. 21, 2020.
- Champakam Dorairajan at 70: Defining Moment of Indian Constitution, ILS LAW COLLEGE, Center for Public Law, Pune, India, Jun. 20, 2020.
- Reservations: Rethinking Roots in Constitutionalism, NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA REVIEW (NLSIR) and Samvād Partners, NLSIU, Bangaluru, India, Dec. 8, 2019.
- “Me, Us and Them”–enhancement programme for students be aware of their self, impact of social realities on their “I” and self-expression through creative means, INSTITUTE OF LAW, NIRMA UNIVERSITY, Supplementary Course, Feb. 26, 2019.
- Invisibility of “Other” Dalits and Silence in the Law, SOUTH ASIAN UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF LAW, Faculty of Legal Studies (FLS) Seminar Series, New Delhi, India, Nov. 9, 2017.
- Can we measure LGBTI inclusion? UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, Salzburg Global Seminar, Being LGBTI in Asia, Chiang Rai, Thailand, Oct. 3, 2016.
- Queering Dalit History Month: A Survey of the Legal Battle for Queer Dalit Liberation, Boalt Hall, SCHOOL OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF BERKELEY, Apr. 11, 2016.
- Juggling between experiential and classroom teaching, NIRMA UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE OF LAW, Faculty Refresher Program, Pedagogical Innovations and Best Practices for Skill Based Legal Education, Ahmedabad, India, Jun. 15, 2015.
- Invisibility of Other Dalits in Law and Social Movements & Changing the climate for the Indian LGBT community, panel discussion on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia panel discussion, EMBASSIES OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND THE EUROPEAN UNION DELEGATION, New Delhi, India, May 22, 2015.
- Status of Sexual Minorities in India, DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU) AND MEMBER STATES EMBASSIES IN DELHI, EU Human Rights Working Group, EU-India Civil Society Consultations – in preparation of the EU-India Human Rights Dialogue and India’s Universal Periodic Review, Delhi, Mar. 13, 2012.
- Status of Sexual Minorities in India, Working Group on Human Rights in India, and the United Nations WGHR, in collaboration with NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY DELHI, National Consultation on the Universal Periodic Review Process, Oct. 12, 2011.
- The condition of Sexual Minorities in India, EMBASSY OF FRANCE, Alliance Française, Delhi, Jul. 7, 2011.
- Decriminalization of homosexuality in India, THE GAY AND LESBIAN COALITION OF KENYA (GALCK), Decriminalization of homosexuality in Kenya, Nairobi, Apr. 3, 2011.
- Judicial decriminalization of consensual sexual acts in India, UK DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID), Delhi, Jul. 10, 2009.
- South Asian Human Rights Association of Marginalized Genders and Sexualities, WORLD CONGRESS on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity, Co-convened by the Governments of France, the Netherlands, and Norway. Paris, May 15, 2009.
- Human rights and the criminalisation of consensual sex in India, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI, Miranda House (college), Department of Sociology, Delhi, Nov. 27, 2008.
- Human rights and the criminalisation of consensual sex in India, SWEDISH MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Expert Group on Development Issues, Sexuality, Development, and Human Rights, Stockholm, Apr. 6, 2006.
- Human rights and the criminalisation of consensual sex in India, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI, Lady Shri Ram College, Women’s Development Cell, Dec. 17, 2005
- Human rights and the criminalisation of consensual sex in India, NARIPOKKHO (women’s NGO), Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nov. 25, 2005.
Workshops and training programmes organised and attended.
- Caste and Life Narratives, Biography Workshop and Special Issue, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT MĀNOA, USA, Aug. 31 – Sep. 2, 2016.
- Law at the Intersection of Caste, Gender and Sexuality, Roundtable presentation, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF DALIT STUDIES (IIDS) AND THE FORD FOUNDATION, India International Center, Delhi, Aug. 6, 2014.
- Law at the Intersection of Caste, Gender and Sexuality, IINDIAN INSTITUTE OF DALIT STUDIES (IIDS), Delhi, Jul. 5, 2014.
- Law at the Intersection of Caste, Gender and Sexuality, NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY, Bangalore, Center for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Jul. 17, 2014.
- Dalit Castes and Queer Sexualities in India, Sexuality without Borders: Dialogues on Pleasure. EVENING PRIMROSE EDUCATION AND CARE CENTRE, AND PINK SPACE SEXUALITY RESEARCH CENTER. Beijing, China, May 12, 2013.
- Reflections on Caste Based Discrimination and Laws in India, with Prof. S. Japhet. INDIANA UNIVERSITY MAURER SCHOOL OF LAW, USA, NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY (NLSIU), Bangalore, and Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, International Conference on Diversity, Discrimination and Social Exclusion in India & the USA., Oct. 23, 2012.
- Law, Constitution and Social Justice, PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY, Department of Philosophy, CPR National Workshop on Issues in Ambedkar Studies, Jul. 24, 2012.
- Coordinator, Research Methodology Course on Social Exclusion and Discrimination, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF DALIT STUDIES, New Delhi and Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, NLSIU, Bangalore. Supported by the INDIAN COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH (ICSSR), New Delhi. Held at NLSIU, Bangalore, May 31 – June 2, 2012.
- LLH Norway, Annual report of South Asian Human Rights Association of Marginalized Genders and Sexualities (SAHRA) 2016, and legal registration of SAHRA, 2011
- Arcus Foundation, New York, ‘Potential investment on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) human rights in India,’ 2015
- United Nations Development Program, India, lead author, Documenting the Growth of Community Action Among Sexual Minority Groups in India (2009), available at http://orinam.net/content/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Documenting-the-Growth-of-Community-Action-among-Sexual-Minority-Groups-in-India.pdf
- Minority Rights Group International, London, contributor to annual report, ‘State of World Minorities,’ 2011
- International Development Research Center, Canada, lead researcher for a book project on rural poverty, 2010
- Ford Foundation, USA, lead researcher for a book project on HIV/AIDS, 2010
- CARE India, consultant, evaluation of SAKSHAM (project on sex workers coalition), 2009
- Occasional /honorary advisor to various foreign missions in New Delhi: European Union (E.U.) Delegation to India 2011 and 2015, the embassies of the United Kingdom, France and Canada 2009-12, the United States (U.S.), and the United Nations Working Group on Human Rights (WGHR) India 2011