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Dr K. W. Hassan Assistant Professor

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Dr K.W. Hassan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Governance, which is housed in the School of Social Sciences of the Central University of Kashmir, India. His research focuses on political violence, resistance movements, gender and intersectionality in South Asia. Previously he was working as Assistant Professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (2013-16). He has also taught at the P.G Department of Political Science of St.Josephs College, Bangalore (2012-13) and School of Undergraduate Studies of Ambekar University Delhi. He completed his PhD from Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) in which he worked on the Islamist and Secular Discourses in post 1988 Self-determination Movement in Kashmir. In his post-doctoral work, he has worked on Gender and Public Spaces, Youth and Resistance in a conflict zone like Kashmir and theory of political violence. Apart from academic engagement at university, he is involved in the advocacy and training programmes with the local non-governmental organisation - Centre for Law and Development Policy, which focuses on peace transformation, gender and disasters. 

Research Interests:

      Post-colonial Theory

      Resistance Movements and Theorisation of Political Violence in South Asia

      Public Spaces in Conflict-zones

      Gender and Intersectionality


      Modern South Asia: Politics & Society - PhD Course Work

      Society and Politics in Pakistan - PhD Course Work

      Introduction to Political Theory - Masters Course Work (Sem-I)

      Comparative Politics - Masters Course (Sem-II)

      Understanding South Asia - Masters Course - (Sem-III)

      Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies - Masters Course (Sem-IV)

Visiting Fellowships:

      DAAD Faculty Exchange Fellowship at University of Muenster, Germany (2016)

      Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowship at SOAS, University of London, UK (2017)

      Visiting Fellowship at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, UK (2018)

      Visiting Research Fellowship at Birkbeck Institute for Humanities, Birkbeck University, UK (2020)

Research Projects:

     State Violence against Women in District Kupwara of Kashmir - LSE-TISS Collaborative Project

     Cross-LoC Trade and Borderland people in Kashmir - Minor Research Project of CUK

     Development of MOOCs -Understanding South Asia - Consortium for Education and Communication


      International Political Science Association

      British Association for South Asian Studies