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Dr Amit Upadhyay

Assistant Professor , Hyderabad campus

School of Public Policy and Governance

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 Public Policy and Governance, TISS Hyderabad Campus. Apart from teaching courses in sociology and public policy, Amit offers a policy area concentration called social conflict and public policy. 

My areas of interest lie at the intersection of law, state-policy and society concerns, focusing on rights discourses mobilised by established as well as emerging protest constituencies. I am also intrigued about the evolution of normative languages, which combines my love for old libraries, archival research, and political ethnography.

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.

1. Law, State, and Governance

2. Foundation Course - Understanding Society

3. Foundation Course - Understanding Politics

4. Human Rights, Social Movements, and Development

5. Social Conflict and Public Policy

6. Social Conflict, Familiar Margins, and Public Policy

7. Social Conflict, Unfamiliar Margins, and Public Policy

8. Civil Society, New Social Movements, and Public Policy

9. Social Justice & Social Exclusion

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

Amit Upadhyay/Assistant Professor/ School of Public Policy & Governance/Tata Institute of Social Sciences/ S.R Sankaran Block/Telangana Institute of Rural Development (TSIRD) Campus/Rajendranagar/ Hyderabad - 500030/Telangana/

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