Associate Professor & Associate Dean (Student Affairs)
B.A. (University of Mumbai);
M.A.; M.Phil. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi);
D.Phil. (University of Oxford)
Dr. Sumeet Mhaskar is trained in Sociology and Political Science. He holds a doctorate in Sociology from the Department of Sociology and St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He obtained his M.A and M.Phil. degrees in Political Science from the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Prior to joining JSGP, he was based at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen where held fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung and Max Weber Stiftung. Sumeet has also held positions at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Center for South Asia at Stanford University, and International Centre for Development and Decent Work at Universität Kassel.
Sumeet is currently working on a book manuscript which examines Mumbai’s ex-millworkers’ responses to their job loss as a result of the closure of textile mills in Girangaon, industrial heartland of the city since the mid-19th century. In addition, he is working on a project titled “Rural-Urban Linkages in a Global City” that looks into the urban experience of rural labour migrants who enter the city through well-established and old networks. He also runs a digitization centre in Mumbai, which gathers and digitizes old and rare documents related to social and political movements in India. Sumeet has published research papers in edited books and peer-reviewed journals.