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Dr Amit Upadhyay

Assistant Professor , Hyderabad campus

School of Livelihoods and Development
Coordinator - MA in Rural Development & Governance (RDG)

M.A. in Sociology (University of Hyderabad),
M.Phil. in Evidence Based Social Intervention (University of Oxford),
Ph.D. in Sociology (University of Hyderabad)

Amit Upadhyay is an Assistant Professor at the School of Livelihoods and Development, TISS Hyderabad Campus. 

My research interests include History of Human Rights, Social Movements, and Comparative Constitutionalism.  

Upadhyay, A. (2019). Taking Liberties: Preliminary Debates on Political Violence in India. In Violence and Democracy (Vol. September, pp. 48-52). London: The British Academy. URL https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/publications/knowledge-frontiers-violence-and-democracy.

Upadhyay, A., & Hegde, S. (2018). Back to the Rough Ground of Rights: Pathways for a Historicisation of ‘Civil Liberties’ in India. History and Sociology of South Asia (Sage), 12(1), pp. 1-15. 

Upadhyay, A. (2013). Corporeality, Mobility and Class: An Ethnography of Work-Related Experiences in Urban India. In R. Addlakha (Ed.), Disability Studies in India: Global Discourses, Local Realities (pp. 169-197). New York: Routledge.

With a specific focus on the Rohingyas from Myanmar resettled in Hyderabad, completed a consultancy with Save the Children Bal Raksha on the plight of stateless groups in India. I collated and edited a policy paper in connection with this collaboration titled ‘Haunted by their Persecuted Pasts: The Stateless Rohingyas and the Challenges of Relocation in Urban India’ which was released in May 2017.

I have taught courses such as Law, State, and Governance; Foundation Course - Understanding Society;  Human Rights, Social Movements, and Development; Social Conflict and Public Policy; Social Conflict, Familiar Margins, and Public Policy; Social Conflict, Unfamiliar Margins, and Public Policy; Civil Society, New Social Movements, and Public Policy; Social Justice & Social Exclusion; Philosophy and Methods of Social Research - 2; Development (BA Course); Post-Reform Transformation Basket Course (BA Course).


Email: amit.upadhyay[at]tiss[dot]edu

Amit Upadhyay/Assistant Professor/ School of Livelihoods and Development/ Tata Institute of Social Sciences/ KB Sainik School Premises/ Brahmannapalli Road/ Abdullapurmet Mandal/ Ranga Reddy District/ Hyderabad 501510  

Email-  amit[dot]upadhyay[at]tiss[dot]edu; am[dot]upadhyay[at]gmail[dot]com