Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Kindo

Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Kindo


B.A. LL.B (NLSIU, Bangalore);

LL.M. (University of Notre Dame);

J.S.M. (Stanford University);

Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Sandeep Kindo, Ph.D., is a humanities and law professor and founding faculty of the Jindal Global University and teaches courses at both the law school and the languages and literature school. His research expertise is in custom, property, and indigenous identity recognition in twentieth-century India. As a public scholar, Dr. Kindo offers expert input to various international organizations, including shadow reports to the United Nations. Dr. Kindo earned advanced law degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in South Asian humanities. He has received various awards, such as the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program, the Franklin Family Fellowship at Stanford University, and the Chancellors Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Previously, Dr. Kindo served as the South Asian Librarian of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library System, where he worked with collections development management and research instruction. He was also an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. In 2014, Dr. Kindo served on the Advisory Board of Routledge South Asia Archive at Taylor & Francis Group, Washington, DC. Dr. Kindo has held academic positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Law School of India University-Bangalore. From 2009-2011, he directed the Center for Human Rights Studies at Jindal Global University Law School.

In 2008, Dr. Kindo worked as the Research Analyst for the joint Stanford-World Bank Management Practices Program in India under Professor Nick Bloom’s supervision at the Department of Economics, Stanford University. In 2004 and 2005, he was appointed Alumni Officer at the Ford Foundation’s International Fellowship Fund at the Institute of International Education in New York City. There he was charged with designing and implementing alum programming for the global scholarship program comprising social justice leaders in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Russia. In 2003 and 2004, Dr. Kindo worked with Harvard anthropologist Dr. David Maybury-Lewis at Cultural Survival Inc. in Cambridge, MA, where he liaisoned with the United Nations and the Organization of American States. Besides his academic and international education sector experience, Dr. Kindo has practised immigration law in Santa Clara, CA, and public interest law in India.

Dr. Kindo has appeared as a panellist on Dialogue Television at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C.