Prof. Devika Misra is an Assistant Professor at the Jindal School of International Affairs. She holds an MPhil in Latin American Studies and a M.A in Politics from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has a B.A. (Hons) in English from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi.
Her Ph.D thesis attempts to look at the competing regional leadership projects of Lula Da Silva led Brazil and Hugo Chávez led Venezuela during the postliberal integration regime in Latin America and explores the discontinuities in theorizations on regionalism especially drawing on insights from Latin American regional endeavours. Her other research interests include comparative regionalism, south-south cooperation, international cooperation, Brazilian foreign policy and working on themes of soft power and cultural analyses.
Devika has been a Visiting Scholar at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). She is an invited professor at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) where she offers courses on Indian foreign policy and Asian perspectives on IR. She has previously worked at Ambedkar University, New Delhi and at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun. Her pedagogical approach is strongly interdisciplinary with an emphasis on academic mentoring.
She is currently an Associate Researcher at the Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (CRIES) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and a member of Fundación Lüvo, a Canadian-Latin American feminist solidarity collective.
Devika has presented her research at several international conferences across the globe, participated in research workshops and published research in English, French and Spanish. She has published research articles in Indian academic journals like the Indian Foreign Affairs Journal (IFAJ), World Affairs: Journal of International Affairs, GNLU Journal of Law and Development along with international media outlets like the Conversation, Canada.