PhD and MSc (Hull), BA Honours (Delhi)


Novelist, Writer, Poet, Traveller, Independent Scholar, Academic, Economist, Artist. 


Associate Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), University of Westminster, London.
Teaching postgraduate (MA) Courses such as 'Postcolonial International Relations? Theories and Concepts', 'State, Politics and Violence', 'Politics, Public Life and the Media', Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), University of Westminster, London.
Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD), London, UK (2007-2015).
Associate Professor in Creative Writing, Department of English Literature, Royal Thimphu College (RTC), Bhutan (2010-2011).
Fellow, Centre for Bhutan Studies (CBS), Thimphu, Bhutan (February to May 2011).
Honorary Fellow, Department of Politics, University of Bristol (UOB), UK (November 2008).
Visiting Fellow, Research School of Humanities, Australia National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia (June to August 2009, 'Challenges of Democratisation in the Himalayan Region: Democracy and Identity in Bhutan').
Visiting Fellow, Department of Political Science, Central University of Hyderabad (CUH), Hyderabad, India (January 2010).
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics & International Development, University of Bath, UK (2003-2004).
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK (2002-2006).


(Novel, Edited Anthology, Academic Monograph)

Kaul, N. (2014)
Residue, New Delhi: Rupa Publications (Rainlight Imprint). Literary Hardback. 332pp. ISBN 978-81-291-2485-2.
My debut Novel. Shortlisted for the ‘Man Asian Literary Prize’ ('Asian Booker') in 2009.

Kaul, N. (2010) November Light: An Anthology of Creative Writing from Bhutan, Thimphu: Kuensel Corporation Limited.  (Co-edited with Bhutanese Creative Writing Scholars). 

 Anthology produced as a result of the first ever University level creative writing course in Bhutan (which I  designed and delivered). 
"November Light: The Narrative of a Creative Process", review in Kuensel (Bhutan's national newspaper), 23 May 2011.
"November Light in May", review by a literary blogger (at book launch during the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival in Thimphu, Bhutan), 28 May 2011.

Kaul, N. (2007) Imagining Economics Otherwise: encounters with identity/difference, London: Routledge, 281pp. ISBN 0415383978, 978-0415383974 (Hardback). 
Other editions (worldwide paperback, southasia paperback and e-editions):
Kaul, N. (2008) Imagining Economics Otherwise: Encounters with Identity/Difference, Delhi: Routledge, 281pp. ISBN 0-415-48450-2 (Paperback South Asia edition), Rs 395. 
Kaul, N. (2010) Imagining Economics Otherwise: Encounters with Identity/Difference, Routledge Paperbacks Direct edition, £22.50.
Read some reviews of this book:
Charusheela, S. (2010) Review of 'Imagining Economics Otherwise: Encounters with Identity/Difference' in Feminist Economics, 16: 2, 141-146. 
Roy, S. (2010) "A Postmodernist Critique",
Review of 'Imagining Economics Otherwise: Encounters with Identity/Difference', in The Book Review (India's first review journal in English since 1976), 34: 3, 21-22. 
Richardson, C. (2008) Review of 'Imagining Economics Otherwise: Encounters with Identity/Difference' in Heterodox Economics Newsletter, Issue 62, May 21.

Other books in process:
Kaul, N. Street World: A Visual Journey in the Global City. 
(Based on travels to five dozen countries around the globe documenting the strangeness of the everyday and the otherness of the present).

(edited special issue of journal, academic articles in scholarly journals & edited books, critical essays in groundbreaking publications, short stories, poetry, photo-essays and travel writing, magazine columns, occasional newspaper reports)

Kaul, N. and Zia, A. (2018) (eds) Journal Special issue on “Kashmir: Dialogues on Women, Gender, Intersectionality and Militarisation”, Review of Women's Studies (RWS)/Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), October (forthcoming).

Kaul, N. (2018) "India's Obsession with Kashmir: Democracy, Gender, (Anti) Nationalism", 
Feminist Review, Special Issue on Feminism, Protest and the Neoliberal State in India, Number 119, July (forthcoming). 

Kaul, N. (2018) "Banning Taste: Boycotts, Identity and Resistance", with Elisabetta Brighi, Daniel Conway and Laleh Khalili, in The Empire Remains Shop: Cooking Sections, edited by Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe, Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, Columbia University Press, April, pp. 35-50. ISBN 9781941332375.

Kaul, N. (2017) "Rise of the Political Right in India: Hindutva-Development Mix, Modi Myth, And Dualities", Journal of Labor and Society, Volume 20, Number 4, pp. 523-548.

Kaul, N. (2017) "'We want freedom': Kashmir, a photo essay", Cafe Dissensus, 15 August.

Kaul, N. (2017) "Kashmir: The communalisation of a political dispute", Al Jazeera Op-Ed, 26 July.

Kaul, N. (2017) "Democracy" (pp. 59-61) and "Identity Cards" (pp. 139-141), in S. Morley, K. Corteen, J. Turner, and P. Taylor (
eds), Companion to State Power, Rights and Liberties, Bristol: 
Policy Press. ISBN 9781447325826

Kaul, N. (2016) "From Funerals to Freedom in Kashmir: undoing the Great Indian Democracy", Open Democracy, 11 July.

Kaul, N. (2016) "From Gandhi and Mandela to Modi in South Africa", The Daily Vox, 8 July.

Kaul, N (2016) “Kashmiri Pandits Are a Pawn in the Games of Hindutva Forces” (on communalism and the Kashmir issue),, 7 January. 

Kaul, N. (2016) "Poems", in Nabina Das and Semeen Ali (eds) 40 under 40: An anthology of Post-Globalisation Poetry, Mumbai: Paperwall Publishing, 198 pp. ISBN: 9382749446/ 978-9382749448.

Kaul, N. (2016) 
Being Human" (on the common-sense apartheid of nation-statism & European refugee crisis), Kindle magazine: Ideas. Imagination. Dialectics (, 4 January.

Kaul, N. (2015) "Hindutva Politics of Hate: Shall I count the ways? (A few things I wasn't able to discuss with BJP leader Ram Madhav during his Al Jazeera interview)",, 30 December.

Kaul, N. (2015) "Mother Wit", Kindle magazine: Ideas. Imagination. Dialectics (, May.

Kaul, N. (2015) "Stormy Days Ahead for the PDP-BJP Alliance of Opposites", The Quint, 23 February. 

Kaul, N. (2015) "Why the New Film About the Gang Rape and Murder of Jyoti Singh Is Required Viewing", The Nation (USA), 20 March.

Kaul, N. (2015) "Poems by Nitasha Kaul", Kindle magazine: Ideas. Imagination. Dialectics (, February.

Kaul, N. (2014) "Words and Worlds: Linguicide", Kindle magazine: Ideas. Imagination. Dialectics (, April.

Kaul, N. (2013) “Heart of Darkness: Racism in India”, Kindle magazine: Ideas. Imagination. Dialectics (, 2 December.

Kaul, N. (2013) “Beyond Maps, Beyond Nations”, New Internationalist, 6 November.
Kaul, N. (2013) “Fashion: Theory and Praxis”, Kindle magazine: Ideas. Imagination. Dialectics (, 31 October. 

Kaul, N. (2013) "The Wait Is, and Is Not", Earthen Lamp Journal, special issue on Conflict, Vol I, Issue II, June-August. ISSN 2320-2322.
Kaul, N. (2013) "The Idea of India and Kashmir", Seminar (Indian monthly symposium since 1959), issue on "Eye on
Kashmir", March, Number 643, pp. 72-75.

Kaul, N. (2013) "Kashmir: A Place of Blood and Memory", in Sanjay Kak (ed.) Until My Freedom Has Come: The New Intifada in Kashmir, Chicago: Haymarket Books, pp. 189-212. ISBN 978-1-60846-252-0. First Published in 2011 by Penguin Books India. An earlier version online at Open Democracy, 31 August 2010. Also reprinted on several web journals including International Relations and Security Network (ISN), Times of Kashmir, 
Swedish Translation by Mirjana Westermark, "Blod och minnen från Kashmirin", published 2018 in MANA, Antirasistisk Tidskrift 

Kaul, N. (2013) "
Everything I Cannot Tell You About The Women Of Kashmir", in Fahad Shah (ed.) Of Occupation and Resistance: Writings from Kashmir, New Delhi: Westland and Traquebar Press, pp. 252-258, ISBN 978-93-83260-01-0. An earlier version online in The Kashmir Wallah, 7 December 2011. 

Kaul, N. (2013) "Divorce in Bhutan" in Robert E. Emery (ed.), Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia, London: Sage Reference Publications. ISBN: 9781412999588.

Kaul, N. (2012) "The Book of Love", Kindle magazine, cover feature 'The Bookstores and the Ocean', November.

Kaul, N. (2012) "In Hanoi", Kindle magazine, August. 

Kaul, N. (2012) "Recalling Saigon", Kindle magazine, July.

Kaul, N. (2012) "Once Upon a Time in Copenhagen", Kindle magazine, June.
Kaul, N. (2012) "Recalling Morocco", Kindle magazine, May.

Kaul, N. (2012) "Strangers of Sofia", Kindle magazine, pp. 42-45, January.

Kaul, N. (2011) "How many zeroes are there in a trillion? On Economics, Neoliberalism, and Economic Justice", Open Democracy, 23 March. Also online at Berfrois: Intellectual Jousting in the Republic of Letters and World Economic Association Journal

Kaul, N. (2011) “Cultural Econo-Mixes of the Bazaar”, in Jane Pollard, Cheryl McEwan, and Alex Hughes (eds), Postcolonial Economies, London: Zed Books, pp. 107-128, ISBN 9781848134041.

Kaul, N. (2011) "On Loving and Losing Kashmir", India International Centre (IIC) Quarterly, Special Issue on Kashmir, Winter-Spring. Co-published as a book in Ira Pande (ed.) A Tangled Web: Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi: Harper Collins India, pp 42-53, ISBN: 9350291541 / 9789350291542.

Kaul, N. (2011) “A disruptive ethnography of Mhindi: consistencies and contradictions in the Indian diaspora in Tanzania” (with D. Anand), South Asian Diaspora, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 183-195, ISSN 1943-8192 (print), 1943-8184 (online).

Kaul, N. (2011) “Transition from Absolute Monarchy in Bhutan”, in Larry Diamond and Olivier Roy (eds), Monarchies in Transition: The Middle East in Comparative and Historical Perspective.

Kaul, N. (2011) “Bhutan”, in Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster, and Geoffrey J. Golson (eds), Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, London: Sage Reference Publications. ISBN: 9781412976855.

Kaul, N. (2011) "Hope and Despair", (part of a larger work of fiction) in Pratilipi: a bilingual literary journal, November fiction special.

Kaul, N. (2011) "My Vision for 2050", a futurist response in words and a picture in Open Democracy, 10th Anniversary Postcards.

Kaul, N. (2011) "The Last Hope", Kindle magazine, December.

Kaul, N. (2011) "Musings on Political Machismo", Kindle magazine, November.

Kaul, N. (2011) "Who Are You?', Kindle magazine, October.

Kaul, N. (2011) "M C Kash: that bayonet of a voice", Kindle magazine, August.

Kaul, N. (2011) "India/China/Kashmir/Tibet", Kindle magazine, July.

Kaul, N. (2011) "Night As It Was", absurdist short story set in ImagiNation, Kindle Magazine, feature on 'Kafkaesque Tales from Here and There', June.

Kaul, N. (2011) "On Living Poems", Review of verse collection 'Dancing to Death' by Gopilal Acharya, Kuensel Newspaper, 21 May.

Kaul, N. (2011) "Of a Woman's Body", Kindle magazine, pp. 26-28, May.

Kaul, N. (2011) "Hunger, Resistance, Creativity", Kindle magazine, April.
Kaul, N. (2010) “Democracy in the Non-West: Facts, Fictions, and Frictions”, in Beyond the Ballot Box: Report from the Deepening and Sustaining Democracy in Asia Conference, 11-14 October 2009, Thimphu: Centre for Bhutan Studies, pp. 115-133, ISBN 978-99936-14-61-6.

Kaul, N. (2010) "Top 5 Asian Books", The Statesman (India), 26 May.

Kaul, N. (2010) "India's Big Guns Bazaar", Open Democracy, 4 March.

Kaul, N. (2010) "Every Life is a Sentence: An Introduction", a reflective introduction to creative writing in Bhutan in Wangmo, Wangchuk, Saday, Lepcha, Das, Kaul (eds) November Light: An Anthology of Creative Writing from Bhutan, Thimphu: Kuensel. 

Kaul, N. (2009) “Elderly Single Women and Urban Property: When a Room of One’s Own Becomes a Curse”, Gender and Development (a journal of policy and practice published by Oxfam GB), special issue on ‘Ageing’, Vol. 17, No. 3, November, pp. 493-502, ISSN 1355-2074 print/1364-9221 online/09/030493/10

Kaul, N. (2009) “Economics Turning People Into Things”, Development (flagship journal of Society for International Development), special issue on ‘Beyond Economics’, Vol. 52, No. 3, September, pp. 298-301, ISSN 1011-6370, Online ISSN 1461-7072. An earlier version online at Open Democracy, 17 April 2009. Also reprinted on several web forums ncluding, unlikely2.0, d-sector, Róbinson Rojas Archive.

Kaul, N. (2009) "Wine, Women, Valentine: Moral Policing in India", Outlook India Magazine, 13

Kaul, N. (2009) “The Day That Came To Us”, absurdist short story about the war on terror, in Pratilipi: a bilingual literary journal, March. 

Kaul, N. (2009) "The Frozen Wave in Finland" (travel essay) and "Helsinki" (photo gallery of objets d'art) in Muse India: the literary e-journal, Feature on Indian Travel Writing, Issue 25, May-June. ISSN 0975-1815.

Kaul, N. (2009) “A View on the London Book Fair”, reflective essay in Notes From The Underground, June.

Kaul, N. (2009) “The House I’ll Soon Give Up”, poem in Rethinking Marxism: a journal of economics, culture & society, Routledge, Vol. 21, No. 4, October, pp. 619-620, ISSN 0893-5696, ISBN 978-0-415-49055-9. 

Kaul, N. (2009) “Letter (to my fictional characters in the city of Berlin)" in Heather Reyes and Katy Derbyshire (eds) Berlin City-Lit, London: Oxygen Books, pp. 220-222, ISBN 978-0-9559700-4-7.

Kaul, N. (2009) “The City and Im/Passivity”, a textual and photo-essay, Pratilipi: a bilingual literary journal, October.
Kaul, N. (2008) “Who Carries Out Spectacular Acts of Terrorism and Why?”, CTheory: Theory, Technology and Culture, 31 (3), 19 December. Also online at Social Science Research Council (US) section Immanent Frame: Secularism, religion, and the public sphere.

Kaul, N. (2008) "Bhutan crowns a jewel", UPI Asia, 10 November. Reprinted in Kuensel Newpsaper, January 2009.

Kaul, N. (2008) “Bankers on Benefit”, ZNet, 3 November. 
Kaul, N. (2008) “Bearing better witness in Bhutan”, Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), XLIII (37), 13 September, pp. 67-69, ISSN 0012-9976.

Kaul, N. (2008) "Democracy is all you need?", The Edinburgh Journal, 24 April.

Kaul, N. (2008), "Bhutan is neither authoritarian nor stuck in a time warp", The Guardian (UK), 27 March.

Kaul, N. (2008) "Lessons for the World", The Times of India, 26 March. An extended version was reprinted in Confluence: Magazine of South Asian Perspectives as ‘Tashi Delek Democracy!’ in July 2008.
Kaul, N. (2008) “Die jüngste Demokratie der Welt”, Kulturaustausch: Zeitschrift für internationale Perspektiven, Ausgabe III, pp. 42-43.

Kaul, N. (2008) “Power to the People”, The CSD (Centre for the Study of Democracy) Bulletin, 15 (2), Summer Issue, pp. 1-2 & 20, ISSN 1461-4510.

Kaul, N. (2008) "Unscheduled Halt", short story in South Asian Review, Creative Writing Issue, University of Pittsburgh Press, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 218-228. ISSN 0275-9527. 

Kaul, N. (2004), Review of K. Saunders (ed.), “Feminist Post-Development Thought: Rethinking Modernity, Post-colonialism and Representation”, International Feminist Journal of Politics, 6 (2), pp. 353-355. ISSN 1461-6742 / 1468-4470

Kaul, N. (2004) “Writing Economic Theory AnOther Way”, in S. Charusheela and Eiman Zein-Elabdin (eds), Postcolonialism Meets Economics, London: Routledge, pp. 183-200, ISBN 0415287251 / 0415287251.

Kaul, N. (2003) “The anxious identities we inhabit…Post’isms and Economic Understandings”, in Drucilla Barker and Edith Kuiper (eds), Toward A Feminist Philosophy of Economics, London: Routledge, pp. 194-210, ISBN 0415283884.

Kaul, N. (2003), Review of P.I. Olson and Z. Emami (eds), “Engendering Economics: Conversations with Women Economists in the United States”, The Economic Journal (Journal of the The Royal Economic Society), 113 (485), pp. 203-206. ISSN 0013-0133 / 1468-0297

Kaul, N. (2002) “A Critical Post to Critical Realism”, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 26 (6), pp. 709-726, Print ISSN 0309-166X, Online ISSN 1464-3545. 

Kaul, N. (2002), Review of World Bank Policy Research Report, “Engendering Development: Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources and Voice", Journal of Development Studies, 18 (6), pp. 170-172. ISSN 0022-0388 / 1743-9140

Kaul, N. (2002), Review of S. Hekman (ed.), “Feminism, Identity and Difference” Feminist Economics, 8 (3), pp. 127-131. ISSN 1354-5701 / 1466-4372

Kaul, N. (2001) “Feminism in Economics: Theoria and Aporia”, in Carolyn Brina, Carolyn Britton, and Alison Assiter (eds), Millenial Visions: Feminisms into the 21st Century, Cardiff: Cardiff Academic Press, pp. 27-38, ISBN 1899025294.

Kaul, N. (2001) “Neoclassical Economics”, “Feminist Economics”, “Experimental Economics”, “Paul Samuelson” and “New Household Economics”, in Jonathan Mitchie (ed.), Readers Guide to the Social Sciences, London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, ISBN 1579580912.


(at universities, international forums, policymaking venues, literary gatherings, public venues)

Speaker, panel on "Stateless Nations" (with Dr Karen Abi-Ezzi, Dr Sossie Kasbarian, Professor Dibyesh Anand, Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford, Bradford Literature Festival, 8 July 2018.
Speaker, panel on "Women and Resistance in Kashmir" (with Parveena Ahangar, Professor Dibyesh Anand), Norcroft Auditorium, University of Bradford, Bradford Literature Festival, 7 July 2018.

"The Misogyny of Authoritarians", paper at Interdisciplinary Conference 'Of Survival and Struggle:Creative and Critical Responses to Structural and Long-term Violence in the Public Sphere', School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London, 7 June 2018.
"Creative Reading: Residue (novel)", Interdisciplinary Conference 'Of Survival and Struggle:Creative and Critical Responses to Structural and Long-term Violence in the Public Sphere', School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London, 7 June 2018.

Invited Speaker, panel on "Building Solidarity Alliances: The Conditions of Resistance" (with Sahar Saba, Noura Al Khalili, 
Dr Emma Brännlund), organised by Nordic Kashmir Organization & Tidskriften Mana, Feministisk Festival 2018: Time To: Unite, Mobilize, Act!, Malmö, Sweden, 3 June 2018.
Invited Speaker, "Feminist Perspectives on Kashmir" (with Dr Emma Brännlund), organised by Nordic Kashmir Organization & Tidskriften Mana, Feministisk Festival 2018: Time To: Unite, Mobilize, Act!, Malmö, Sweden, 3 June 2018.

"The Political Project of Postcolonial Neoliberal Nationalism", paper at South Asia workshop, University of Edinburgh, 24 May 2018. 

Reimagining Kashmir: Gender, resistance, and the futures of the state” (with Dr Emma Brännlund), The Watershed, Bristol, 22 May 2018. 

"Development, Democracy, and Human Rights: The Case of Kashmir", panel on Democratisation and Democratic Participation, International Development Ethics Association 2018 Conference on 'Marginalised Peoples, Human Rights, and Development Ethics', Universitatea de Stat din Moldova/The State University of Moldova, Chişinău, Moldova, 17-18 May 2018. 

"On Postcolonial Neoliberal Nationalism", paper at Faculty of Political Sciences and Bucharest Center for Political Theory, National School for Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania, 14 May 2018.

Speaker, "Role of Literature in Conflict" and Residue Reading, Conference on Human Rights in the Face of Human Wrongs, The Boardroom, University of Westminster, 26 April 2018.

"Political Boundaries and Bodies at the Border", conference paper in session SB36 on Love, Fear, and Loathing Along Hi-Tech Borders,
International Studies Association (ISA) 59th Annual Convention, San Francisco, USA, 4-7 April 2018.  
Speaker, panel on "Question Time: Kashmir In the Now"(with Victoria Schofield, Dr Goldie Osuri, Pradyumna Jairam, Aftab Siddiqui, Raja Sikander) organised by KCL Kashmir Solidarity Movement, King's College London, 29 March 2018.

"The Political Project of Postcolonial Neoliberal Nationalism", paper in session on 'Defining Populism and (Neoliberal) Nationalism', 28th Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) Conference on 'The New Nationalism: Populism, Authoritarianism and Anti- Globalisation', London School of Economics (LSE), 27 March 2018.

Speaker, Roundtable on "Nationalism and its futures", DPIR, University of Westminster, 12 March 2018.

Speaker, "Gender Matters in Social Sciences", DPIR/DEN (Democratic Education Network), Cayley Room, University of Westminster, 8 March 2018.

Chair, Session on "Unheard Voices Of Kashmiri People Under Siege On The Line Of Control" with Dr. Syed Waqas Ali, Westminster Forum, 16 February 2018.

Invited Lecture, "Contemporary Issues in Indian Politics", Department of Political Science, Zakir Hussain College, University of Delhi, 19 January 2018.

Invited Poetry Reading, Kaafiya Baithak (poetry collective in Delhi), 14 January 2018.

Invited Lecture and Interactive Session, "Cultures and Politics of Resistance in the Post-Colonial World", with Shelly Bhoil Sood, Professor Dibyesh Anand, organised by Tibet Forum, School of International Studies, Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, 13 January 2018.

Film screening of Iffat Fatima's film on Kashmir "Khoon Diy Baarav" (Blood leaves its trail), organised by University of Westminster Kashmir Solidarity Society, 21 November 2017.

Speaker, panel on "Stateless Nations in a World of Nation-States", Westminster Forum, 16 November 2017.

Speaker, panel on "Are Emerging Powers Making the World 'Postcolonial'?" University of Westminster, Fyvie Hall, 9 November 2017.

Speaker, panel on "I am Gauri: Stand Up to the Murder of Dissent in Modi’s India" (following the assassination of journalist Gauri Lankesh), with Rana Ayyub, Abbas Nasser, Tim Dawson, Teesta Setalvad, organised by the South Asia Solidarity Group, University of the Arts, London, 24 October 2017.

Speaker, panel on "Politics of extremism and violence in Pakistan and India", with Dr Taimur Rahman (Laal), Professor Dibyesh Anand, and Dr Ipshita Basu, Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 19 October 2017.

Speaker, panel on "Politics of Human Rights and Military Intervention", organised by DPIR In Action Series, University of Westminster, 2 October 2017.

Speaker, Kashmir film screening, with Sanjay Kak, Mirza Waheed, Mehroosh Tak, Blue Room, British Film Institute (BFI), South bank, London, 16 September 2017.

Speaker, panel on "70 Years Since Partition: The future of the south asian diaspora", with Yousuf Bashir Qureshi, Avaes Mohammad, Greenbelt Festival 2017 - The Common Good, Boughton House, Kettering, 26 August 2017.

Invited Lecture, "Political Crisis in India and Pakistan as Kashmir Descends into Chaos" (with Professor Akbar Zaidi), First Kamil Siddique Annual Lecture by Nordic Kashmir Organisation (NKO), Stockholm, 19 August 2017.  

panel on "The View From Kashmir", with speakers Dibyesh Anand, Sasha Bhat, Sardar Masood Khan,
Bradford Literature Festival, 1 July 2017. 

Speaker, panel on "Writing Empire"with Kamila Shamsie, Boyd Tonkin, Bradford Literature Festival, 1 July 2017.

Speaker, ‘Not In My Name’ protest against lynchings in India, Schoool of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, 28 June 2017.

Chair and Discussant, panel on "Populism and Sovereign Acts of Political Boundary Making", and paper in panel on "Il/Liberalism, Othering and Global Geopolitics",
Workshop on Populism and Global Geopolitics: Critical Reflections on Sovereignty, Borders and (un)Belonging, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, Wales, 22 June 2017.

Roundtable Speaker, "Reflections on Methodological Nationalism in Critical IR", and paper in panel on "Borders, Spatial Violence and International Responsibility", British International Studies Association (BISA) 42nd Annual International Conference, Brighton, 14-16 June 2016.

Chair, Panel on "Women, Gender and Everyday Politics of Conflict in Kashmir" (with Asiya Zahoor, Bibi Ishrat Hassan, Mantasha Binti Rashid), University of Westminster, 1 June 2017.

Book reading from "Residue" and conversation with Gowhar Geelani, Gulshan Bookstore, Nehru Park, Srinagar, Kashmir 13 May 2017. 

Invited Lecture and interactive session, "Politics, Democracy and Kashmir", IUST (Islamic University of Science and Technology), Awantipora, Kashmir, 9 May 2017.

Invited Lecture and interactive session, "Life Writing", (alongside Professor Tej Nath Dhar, poet Zareef Ahmad Zareef, Professor Hameedah Nayeem) organised by Kashmir Centre for Social Development Studies (KCSDS) and Kashmir University, 8 May 2017.

Invited Lecture, "Our Word is Our Weapon: Art, Literature and Politics", KehwaTalk Season III, Session V, 
(moderator Dr Peer G N Suhail), Centre for Research and Development Policy (CRDP), Auditorium Hall, Kothibagh Higher Secondary School, Srinagar, Kashmir, 4 May 2017.

"Why does Modi speak with a forked tongue? On political myth and dualities", paper in a panel on Sovereignty, Nationalism and the Politics of Dominance, at 
Populism and Foreign Policy: Critical Reflections on South Asia, Joint Workshop by Lund University, Sweden and University of Westminster, London, 7 April 2017.

Speaker, "Neoliberalism in the Service of Postcolonial Nationalism", Panel on Contested Imaginaries, Engaging with South Asia in Transformation Conference, University of Westminster, 30 March 2017.

Invited Speaker, Plenary Session, Kashmir in the Collective Imagination, Government Degree College, Anantnag, Kashmir, 27 March 2017.  

Speaker, International Women's Day, University of Westminster, 8 March 2017. 

Speaker and Chair, In conversation with Sanjay Kak, Book launch of 'Witness /Kashmir 1986-2016 / Nine Photographers', University of Westminster, 6 March 2017. 

Speaker, "Women's Resistance in Kashmir", (with Mantasha Binti Rashid), organised by UoW Kashmir 
Solidarity Society, University of Westminster, 3 March 2017.

Invited Speaker, 'Modified India?: Taking Stock at Half-Time', panel (with Professor Maitreesh Ghatak and Professor Lawrence Saez) organised by KCL politics society, King's College London, 28 February 2017.

Invited speaker, "Bodies, Borders and Belonging", session on 'The Degradation of the Environment and Human Rights', 22nd International Humanitarian and Security Conference: The Role of Geneva in International Humanitarian Action, organised by support of ICRC, UNHCR, Canton of Geneva by Webster University, International Conference Centre, Geneva, Switzerland, February 16-17 2017.

Invited speaker, Panel on "Colonialism and its Effects: Political Power, Culture and Religious Belief", Borderlines Conference 2017: Religion, Nationalism and Identity, Old Divinity School, University of Cambridge, UK, 5 February 2017. 

Invited Lecture, "Fiction, Feminism and Conflict", organised by Professor Hameeda Nayeem, Gandhi Bhawan, University of Kashmir, Kashmir, 6 January 2017.  

Book Reading (Residue) and Discussion, "Speaking Sphere: With Dr Nitasha Kaul" (chaired by Professor Shafi Shauq), organised by Syed Shujaat Bukhaari and Rising Kashmir, Hotel Comrade Inn, Rajbagh, Srinagar, Kashmir, 5 January 2017.

Invited speaker, "Media, Power, Violence", Department of Convergent Journalism (DCJ), School of Media Studies, Central University of Kashmir (CUK), Kashmir, 2 January 2017.

Interactive session and Q&A, Kashmir Life, Srinagar, 2 January 2017. 

Invited Lecture on India and Kashmir,
KehwaTalk Special Session (with Professor Dibyesh Anand, Dr Peer G N Suhail), Centre for Research and Development Policy (CRDP), Hotel Comrade Inn, Rajbagh, Srinagar, Kashmir, 31 December 2016. 

Speaker, "China, Tibet and the Himalayas", Session I with Professor Dibyesh Anand, Dr Tenzin Desal, and Moderator, Session III with Dr Rinzin Dorjee, Sherab Woeser. Joint conference of the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Tibet Policy Institute (TPI), Dharamsala, India, 27 December 2016.

Speaker, Panel on "The Future of Kashmir: United or Divided?" (with Jonathan Fryer, Phil Bennion, Jay Iqbal, Hina Malik, Lord Qurban Hussain, Liberal International British Group, National Liberal Club, Whitehall, London, 28 November 2016. 

Speaker, "Kashmiri Politics of Identity/Art/Resistance II", panel chaired by Professor Ananya Jahanara Kabir (event with Inder Salim, Essar Batool, M C Kash), Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 25 November 2016. 

Keynote Speaker, Creative Reading, Borderlands: Biennial Gender Research Conference, Centre for Gender Studies, University of Hull, Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), 23 November 2016.

"Wounded Kashmir: Pellets in Paradise", speaker at panel discussion and event (with Professor Ananya Jahanara Kabir, Professor Dibyesh Anand, Ousman Noor, Lord Qurban Hussain, Muzzammil Ayyub Thakur, Ali Saffudin, MC Kash, Mehroosh Tak), organised by Kashmir Solidarity Movement, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, 29 October 2016.

"Political Myth-Making as Part of Postcolonial Neoliberal Nationalism in Contemporary India", paper presentation at the International Summit on Political Psychology (ISPP), O.P. Jindal Global University, Delhi NCR, India, 25-26 October 2016
Chair of session on "Isolation vs. Integration within the State Structure", International Summit on Political Psychology (ISPP), O.P. Jindal Global University, Delhi NCR, India, 25-26 October 2016.

The Paradoxical Politics of Postcolonial Neoliberal Nationalism", paper presentation at the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) Research Seminar, Westminster Forum, 18 October 2016.

"India and the question of Kashmiri sovereignty" (event with Dr Aditya Sarkar, Dr Goldie Osuri, Mehroosh Tak, MC Kash), University of Warwick, 13 October 2016.  

"Kashmiri Politics of Identity/Art/Resistance I" (with Rafiq Kathwari, Ali Saffudin, Sanaah Sultan, Professor Dibyesh Anand), Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) research theme on “Post-Colonial Politics, Development and Emerging Powers” Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 7 October 2016.

"Political Boundaries and Bodies at the Border", paper at British International Studies Association (BISA) Workshop on Identity, Space and the Questions of the State, Westminster Forum, London, 30 September 2016.

Speaker, "From salt-making to beef-banning: politics of food in anti/post-colonial nationalisms in India", Event on 'Banning Taste: Food Boycotts, Identity and Resistance' (with Dr Elisabetta Brighi, Dr Daniel Conway, Professor Laleh Khalili), The Empire Remains Shop (Installation and Event Project), 91-93 Baker Street, London, 14 September 2016. 

"Working with Alternative Traditions of Thought”, Annual Workshop of the Colonial/Postcolonial/Decolonial Working Group of the British International Studies Association (BISA), School of Humanities, University of Brighton, 2 September 2016.

Speaker, "Panel Discussion with Kashmiri academics on recent state violence", organised by Bloomsbury Pakistan, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, 15 August 2016.

Speaker, "Democracy? Whose democracy? India on the 69th anniversary of its Independence", organised by South Asia Solidarity Group, Djam Lecture Theatre, SOAS, 14 August 2016.

Speaker, "Conflict in Kashmir implications and the road ahead", Graduate Union, University of Cambridge, 12 August 2016.

"The Performativity and Precarity of Democracy in India and Kashmir", paper at “Gendering (In)Security: The Exclusionary Effects of the Global Neo-Liberal Turn”, workshop co-organised by SOAS and University of Hull, 1-2 July 2016.

“Political Boundaries and Bodies at the Border”, paper at British International Studies Association (BISA) 41st Annual International Conference on ‘Global Justice, Edinburgh, 15-17 June 2016.

“Postcolonial Neoliberal Nationalism and Modi-led BJP”, Department of Political Science, University of Lund (in collaboration with SASNET, Swedish South Asian Studies Network), Sweden, 19 May 2016.

“Gendering Democracy and Occupation in India and Kashmir”, Workshop on Gender and Sexuality: Identities, Institutions, and Intersectionality, Centre for the Study of Democracy event, University of Westminster, 13 May 2016.

Paradoxical Politics of Postcolonial Neoliberal Nationalism in India, invited lecture at the University of Hull organized by the School of Politics, Philosophy and International Studies (India, South and South East Asia Project), 27 April 2016.

Everyday Borders”, speaker at panel discussion and film screening (with Director Orson Vava, Dr Hannah Cross, Dorrie Chetty) Centre for the Study of Democracy event in collaboration with Migrants’ Rights Network, University of Westminster, 19 April 2016.

"Nation, Sedition and Kashmir", speaker at panel discussion (with Dr Rahul Rao, Prof. Ayesha Kidwai, Dr Sarah Hodges, Dr. Tarunabh Khaitan, Mayur Suresh, Karan Nagpal) on Sedition and the Nation (Solidarity with JNU and HCU event), Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College, University of Oxford, 8 March 2016.

Speaker at
International Women’s Day 2016 event organized by Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, 8 March 2016. 

The Good We Share”, a one hour talk on the question of the common good and the philosophy of hope, Lent Lecture, St. Peter and St. Paul Church, Great Missenden, 21 February 2016. 

Casteism and Other Bigotries in India”, speaker at panel discussion (Murali Shanmugavelan, Jayaseelan Raj, Sayantan Mondal, Dr Dalel Benbabaali, Dr Dibyesh Anand), Centre for the Study of Democracy event, University of Westminster, 8 February 2016.

Reading from Residue, chaired by Dr. Caroline Magennis, Third Biannual Northern Postcolonial Network Symposium: Asylum, Refuge, Migration, joint event by University of Manchester and University of Salford, MediaCityUK, 29 January 2016.

Speaker at BFI Time is Now Programme film screenings of 'He Named Me Malala' (Director Davis Guggenheim) at David Lean Cinema, Croydon, London, 10 December 2015 (UN Human Rights Day).

"Right Wing Populism and the New Global India" paper at Contemporary Populism: Democracy, Identity and Foreign Policy Conference, Department of International Relations, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 27 November 2015.

"'The Words of the Prophets are Written on the Subway Walls': Speaking Power and Politics in Street Imagery", paper at Popular Culture and World Politics 8 (PCWP8): Worlding Popular Culture Conference, University of Westminster, London, 20-21 November 2015.
Chair of panels on "Geopolitical Literacies" and "Music and Dissent", Popular Culture and World Politics 8: Worlding Popular Culture Conference, University of Westminster, London, 20-21 November 2015.

Roundtable on "Politics of Exclusion, Marginalisation and/or Occupation in Post-Colonial Democracies", Doing and Thinking Democracy Differently CSD 25th Anniversary Conference, Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 7 November 2015.

"Political Boundaries and Bodies at the Border", paper at British International Studies Association (BISA) Workshop on 'Borders, Bodies and (Un)Belonging: How Place and Displacement Shape Identities?', Westminster Forum, London, 30 October 2015.
Chair of session on "Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of (Un)Belonging", British International Studies Association (BISA) Workshop on 'Borders, Bodies and (Un)Belonging: How Place and Displacement Shape Identities?', Westminster Forum, London, 30 October 2015.

"Syrian Refugee Crisis", panel organised by International Development Society,
University of Westminster, 8 October 2015.

"Contemporary Neoliberal Dehumanisation", paper at 'From the Thirty Years' Crisis to Multipolarity: the Geopolitical Economy of the 21st Century Conference', Geopolitical Economy Research Group, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 25-27 September 2015.

"Kashmir as a Challenge to the Sovereignty-Security Nexus", paper at international Conference on Security Challenges in South Asia, Faculty of Political Sciences, University Complutense de Madrid and Casa Asia, Madrid, Spain, 17-18 September 2015.

"What really is the way ahead?", panel on Kashmir at Kashmir-EU week, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, 15 September 2015.

"Reflections on anger/apathy towards immigration/immigrants in 'Fortress Europe'", paper at European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Citizenship Workshop in association with CEISR and CESTE, University of Portsmouth, 10-11 September 2015.

"Self-Determination and the Empowerment of Women: changing the political and social order of Kashmir", plenary session speaker, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, 21 April 2015.

"Building for the Future: The Role of women in tackling global issues", (with Damian Drăghici, Modi Ntambwe, Clémence Neyrat), Panel organised by European Youth for Human Rights Forum, Brussels, Belgium, 25 March 2015.

"Art and Human Rights in the Era of Neoliberalism",
Public Lecture, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Bothell, USA, 24 February 2015.

"Book Reading and Signing: Residue", University Bookstore, Seattle, USA, 23 February 2015. 

"India and Kashmir: Necropolitics of Sovereignty",
conference paper in session on Sovereign States, Non Sovereign Bodies: Kashmir, India And Colonial Politics In A Postcolonial World, International Studies Association (ISA) 56th Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA, 18-21 February 2015.  

"Kashmir's Torture Trail",
panel discussion and film screening (with Safoora Teli), Kashmir Solidarity Movement, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, 30 January 2015.

"Kashmir EU Week at European Parliament",
Keynote speaker, European Parliament, Brussels, 8-11 September 2014. 

"Kashmiris: Contested Presents, Possible Futures",
(Book Launch of 'Residue' and roundtable on 'Challenge for Kashmir and Kashmiris today' with Mirza Waheed, Dr Dibyesh Anand, Victoria Schofield), and moderator for panel on 'Context and Beyond' (with Andrew Whitehead, Professor Ananya Jahanara Kabir, Professor Fozia Qazi), University of Westminster, 2 June 2014.

Contested and Possible Sovereignties: The ‘State’ of Kashmir workshop”, (panel with Victoria Schofield, Farah Bashir), University of Warwick, 5 March 2014. 

Kashmir: A People Divided”, panel discussion and film screening, including the first ever cross-LoC - line of control - film on Kashmir (with Mohammad Irfan Dar, Muhammad Arif Urfi, Dr Dibyesh Anand), Conciliation Resources and Emerging Powers Programme, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, London, 3 March 2014.

A dialogue on contemporary British Asian writing”, conference co-organised by School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures, University of Manchester, Friends Meeting House, Manchester, 2 November 2013.

What does it mean to be an internationalist today?”, (symposium with Prof Dan Smith, Jonathan Glennie, Asad Rehman, John Holary, Marieme Jamme, Hannah Pool, Jessica Horn), New Internationalist 40th Anniversary event, Amnesty International Human Rights Centre, London, 31 October 2013.

Political Situation in Kashmir”, (with Prof. Uma Chakravarti, Dr Mridu Rai, Marjan Lucas) Panel organised by LUCIS, in cooperation with the Modern South Asia Seminar at Leiden University, The Netherlands, 23 September 2013. 

"From Non-Alignment to Alignment: The Compulsions in Indian Foreign Policy", (symposium with Lord Meghnad Desai, Dr Harsh Pant, event moderated by Reginald Massey, organised by Joe Nathan at Confluence), Nehru Centre, London, UK, 15 November 2012.

“Internal Contradictions of the Indian Democracy: A Critical Perspective”, Cafe Diplo (Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique), The Gallery, London, UK, 11 June 2012.

"Writing a Path Through International Affairs" (with Bidisha, Anna Blundy, Rosie Garthwaite), Mosaic Rooms (Contemporary Culture from the Arab World), London, UK, 19 May 2012. 

"Aspects of Public Action: Apathy and Anger as symptoms of Globalisation" (keynote) and "Literature, Conflict and Transformation", at the I-SAPS-HEC (Institute for Social and Policy Sciences and Higher Education Commission) International Colloquium on 'Public Action in Pakistan: Between Apathy and Anger', Islamabad, Pakistan, 19-20 March 2012.

"The Inaugural: A Global Approach to Feminism", plenary address at the opening session (upon the election of a new auditor presenting a paper) The College Historical Society, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 22 February 2012.

"The Beloved Witness: Celebrating Agha Shahid Ali" (with Kamila Shamsie, Mirza Waheed), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), 8 December 2011.

"Democracy, Development, and Economic Justice", seminar talk, part of 'Development Week', organised by Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) and Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 7 November 2011.

Sessions on "The Romantic Economist: Imagination in Economics" (with Eleanor Tiernan, Karl Spain, Martín Lousteau, Alan Beattie), "Has Austerity Ever Worked Anywhere, Ever? (with Colm O'Regan, Jeffrey Sachs, Martin Lousteau, Max Keiser, John Mauldin), and The Glee Club: Optimistic Economics Brunch" (with Colm O'Regan, Paddy Cullivan, Fintan O'Toole, Will Hutton, Margaret E. Ward, George Anders), at Kilkenomics Festival, Kilkenny, Ireland, 4-6 November 2011.

Panelist (with Rachel Dwyer, Justine Hardy, moderated by Dibyesh Anand), discussion at the screening of the documentary film 'Inshallah Football' (director Ashvin Kumar) about Kashmir, part of Himalaya Film and Cultural Festival, Tricycle Cinema, Kilburn, London, 20 October 2011.  

"Narratives of the Faraway: Creative Writing in Bhutan", illustrated lecture at the DSC South Asia Literature Festival, opening weekend, RichMix, Shoreditch, London, 8 October 2011. Festival blog summary of my talk is

"On Kashmir" at the Democracy and Dissent in India and China: Resistance and accommodation in Tibet and Kashmir, University of Westminster, London, UK, 2 June 2011.

Panelist (with co-editors Singay Wangmo, Sippy Das, Ugyen Tsheten Lepcha, Dawa Saday, Palden Wangchuk), Session on Book Launch of "November Light: An Anthology of Creative Writing from Bhutan", at Mountain Echoes Literature Festival, Thimphu, Bhutan, 22 May 2011. 

Panelist (with MJ Akbar, Basharat Peer, Mirza Waheed, Swapan Dasgupta, Rahul Pandita) on session "Kashmir, Kashmir" at Jaipur Literature Festival, (Goldman Sachs Public Affairs Series), Front Lawns, Diggi Palace, Jaipur, India, 23 January 2011. Media coverage included: The Hindu ('Jaipur Literature Festival feels the trauma of Kashmir'), The Times of India ('Kashmir: what hope does future hold?'), Rediff News ('Kashmir under spotlight at literature fest'), Mail Today ('Profile').

Speaker (with Stephanie Blankenburg, Nikola Ivanovski), Open Democracy (OD) Discourses event on 'Representations of the Financial Crisis', London, 8 July 2010.

Discussing my novel Residue (at the time, unpublished and award shortlisted) at literature events in London:

'Contemporary Literary Festival' event on "Migration and Displacement: New Writing From India" (moderator Sukhdev Sandhu, co-panelists Neel Mukherjee, Tishani Doshi), at National Portrait Gallery (NPG), London, UK, 27 May 2010.

And at 

'Migration and Displacement: New South Asian Fiction' event (moderator Sathnam Sanghera, co-panelists Neel Mukherjee, Tishani Doshi) at the Festival of Asian LiteratureAsia House, London, 26 May 2010.

"Subaltern Geopolitics of Bhutan", Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India, 21 January 2010.

“Democracy in Bhutan”, Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi, India, 19 January 2010. and

“In-between China and India: Subaltern Geopolitics of Bhutan”, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, India, 18 January 2010.

“Words We Die For: Passport, Identity, and Exile”, lecture/reading based on my novel Residue, Centre for Integrated Studies (CIS), Central University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, 8 January 2010.

“Understanding Bhutan's democratisation”, Political Science Departmental Seminar, Central University of Hyderabad (CUH), Hyderabad, India, 5 January 2010.

“What is the Gender of Democratic Normativity?”, a Colloquium address at the international series titled Gender and ‘the Political’ in a Postcolonial World: Negotiating Normativity,  in collaboration with the Cornelia Goethe Center for Women’s Studies, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany, 25 November 2009.

“Postcolonial Feminism: Then and Now”, speaker, chair, and moderator at the inaugural session of the Frankfurt Research Centre for Postcolonial Studies, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany, 23 November 2009.

Reading from my novel Residue, shortlisted author event, organised by the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival, The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, China, 15 November 2009.

Invited to speak at the International Seminar on Development Policy Issues: Responding to the interlocked financial, climate and care crises, organised by the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) in collaboration with SID and HIVOS,  sessions on “Responding to the Crisis” and “New Models of Development”, UN Plaza, New York, USA, 29-31 October 2009. Seminar marked the launch of Development issue on “Beyond Economics”.

“Democracy in the Non-West: Facts, Frictions, and Fictions”, Keynote Speech, Conference on Sustaining and Deepening Democracy in Asia, organised by the Centre for Bhutan Studies (CBS) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Zhiwaling Paro, Bhutan, 12 October 2009.

“Lost and Last Shangri Las: The Search for Happiness in Tibet and Bhutan, talk with Nitasha Kaul and Dibyesh Anand”, Asia House, London, UK, 23 September 2009.

“City Sights and Be/Longing”, session on Representing the City and Diaspora: Film and Art, Diaspora Cities: Urban Mobility and Dwelling, conference of the Department of Geography and The City Centre, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), London, UK, 16 September 2009. 

“Economics: What is it Good for?”, Economics Department Seminar, University of Western Sydney (UWS), Sydney, Australia, 5 August 2009.  

“Critical Realism”, Australian Association for Critical Realism seminar, University of Sydney (UOS), Sydney, Australia, 4 August 2009.

“Wandering Subject: The Street as a Site of Thought”, 20/20 Seminar Series, Research School of Humanities, Australia National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia, 3 August 2009.

“Changes and Challenges in the Himalayas: A Case of Bhutan”, Research School of Humanities, Australia National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia, 3 July 2009.

“Greatest Good of the Greatest Number: Bhutan's transition to democracy”, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, 5 June 2009.

“(Geo)Politics of change: On Bhutan and democracy”, International Conference on China, India, and the Himalayas, University of Westminster, London, UK, 23 May 2009. 

“Bhutan: Growing a Democracy”, Loden Foundation Fundraiser, National Liberal Club, Whitehall, London, 27 March 2009.

Roundtable Speaker, “Tibet Question in International Politics”, International Studies Association (ISA) 50th Annual Convention, New York City, USA, 15-18 February 2009. 

“Democracy in a small state”, Westminster Politics Seminar, University of Westminster, London, UK, 5 February 2009.

“Democracy as a gift to the people: Small Bhutan, Big Example”, Interrogating Democracy in International Relations, Millennium (Journal of  International Studies) Annual Conference, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK, 25-26 October 2008.

“Monarchies in Transition in Asia”, Center on Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law (CDDRL), Stanford University, USA, 5-6 June 2008.

“A Different Democracy: The Bhutanese Expression”, Bhutan Society of the UK, Stratford Place, London, 22 May 2008. 

“Uni-Verse celebration of international poets”, my poetry reading at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI), Bath, UK, 14 May 2008.

“A Snapshot of a Changing Kingdom: Democracy and Identity in Bhutan”, Centre for South Asia Studies, University of California at Berkeley, USA, 10 April 2008.

“Cultural Econo-Mixes of the Bazaar”, Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference (AAS), Atlanta, USA, 3-6 April 2008.

“A Himalayan Experiment: Bhutan’s Unique Path to Democracy”, Harvard University Asia Center and the South Asia Initiative, Harvard University, USA, 3 April 2008. 

“Role of the University in enhancing Gross National Happiness (GNH)”, Royal University of Bhutan, Thimphu, Bhutan, 19 February 2008.

“Himalayan Visions of Happiness: My Travels in Bhutan, Sikkim, and Tibet”, United Nations Organisation, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI), Bath, UK, 29 October 2007.

“Postcolonial Economies”, ESRC Seminar Series on Postcolonial Economic Geographies, University of Newcastle, UK 12 September 2007.

“Borders of difference: Securitizing economic migration”, session on the ‘Grammar of Security and Insecurity’, International Studies Association Annual Conference, Hawaii, USA, 1-5 March 2005.

“Identity and the Marketplace: Symbolic Geography of Janpath Bazaar”, Social Science History Association (SSHA), Chicago, USA, 18-21 November 2004.

“Symbolic Geography of a Bazaar”, Interrogating Modernity and Postcoloniality Seminar, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University, USA, 9 November 2004.

“Economics and Ideology”, Conference workshop supported by CNRS France and Journal Revue de Philosophie Economique, Aix-en-Provence, France, 24 September 2004.

“Heterodox Economics: Challenging theory and practice of mainstream economics”, Department of Economics, Visvabharati University (Santiniketan), India, 17 August 2004.

“Strange Encounters: Exploring Orientalism in the economic context”, Re-reading Orientalism Conference, University of Jadhavpur, India, 12-14 August 2004.

“Women, Nation, Work: Border Crossings”, International Association for Feminist Economics Annual Meeting, University of Oxford, UK, 4-7 August 2004. 

Chair of a panel, “Writing a feminist history of economics”, International Association for Feminist Economics Annual Meeting, University of Oxford, UK, 4-7 August 2004.

“Economics and Ideology”, Association for Heterodox Economics Conference, Leeds, UK, 16-18 July 2004.

“Working through and resisting the (b)orders of difference”, The new orders of difference: the Cultural Discourses and Texts of Economic Migration, International Conference organised by the Globalization, Identity Politics and Social Conflict (GIPSC) project of the OU and SOAS, University of Surrey, UK, 14-16 July 2004.

“Something Old, Something New: revisiting the Transatlantic Agenda” (with D. Anand), Transatlantic Studies Association 2004 Annual Conference, University of Dundee, UK, 12-15 July 2004.

“Planes Above and Radical Democracy Below: Living in Presence of the Present”, (plenary speaker responding to Chantal Mouffe on global civil society and cosmopolitan democracy), XIth Symposium of International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPH): Human Good – Dignity, Equality, and Diversity, University of Goteborg, Sweden, 19 June 2004.

“A stranger's eye on the ‘I’ of Cosmopolitan Universalism: Seeing the different Values”, XIth Symposium of International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPH), University of Goteborg, Sweden, 17-19 June 2004.

Roundtable Speaker, “Feminism and the Classification of Economic Knowledge”, International Association for Feminist Economics Annual Meeting, University of the West Indies, Barbados, 26-29 June 2003.

“Postcolonialism meets Economics”, International Association for Feminist Economics Annual Meeting, University of the West Indies, Barbados, 26-29 June 2003.

Chair of a panel, “Intra-Household Inequality”, International Association for Feminist Economics Annual Meeting, University of the West Indies, Barbados, 26-29 June 2003.

“Does one go to Caliban for a judgement on Miranda? Economic theorizing and the Postcolonial”, (paper delivered in absentia), Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA), Washington DC, USA, 3-5 January 2003.

“Enlightenment Epistemology in Economics: the Case of Explanation and Interpretation”, International Network for Economic Method (INEM), University of Stirling, Scotland, 1-2 September 2002.

“Writing Economic Theory AnOther Way”, International Association for Feminist Economics Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, USA, 12-14 July 2002.

Discussant, “2001 World Bank Policy Report on Engendering Development”, International Association for Feminist Economics Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, USA, 12-14 July 2002.

Roundtable Speaker, “Creating/Constructing a Feminist Philosophy of Economics”, International Association for Feminist Economics Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, USA, 12-14 July 2002.

“Political Economy and Postcolonial Theory”, panel on Gender, Class and Postcoloniality in Political Economy, Conference on Translating Class, Altering Hospitality, AHRB Centre for Cultural Analysis Theory and History (CATH), Congress CATH, University of Leeds, UK, 21-23 June 2002.

“The Anxious Identities We Inhabit: Post’isms and Economic Understandings”, Session on “The Social Construction of Facts and Epistemic Authority”, Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meetings, New Orleans, 5-7 January 2001.

“The Anxious Identities We Inhabit: Post’isms and Economic Understandings”, International Association for Feminist Economics Annual Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, 15-17 August 2000.

“Situating Theory in Social Economics”, Tenth World Congress of Social Economics, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, UK, 6-9 August 2000.

“Subverting ‘Discipline’/Feminists Theorise the Economic”, Women’s Studies Network Association Conference, University of West England, Bristol, UK, 12 July 2000.

“Theory as an issue in Socio-Economics”, Society for Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Conference, Research Network on Socio-Economic Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK, 7-10 July 2000.

“Social Theory of the Economic”, Knowing the Social World Conference, Salford University, UK, 5-7 July 2000.

“Who is outside the Economy? (and why)”, Association for Heterodox Economics Conference, London, UK, 27-28 June 2000.

“The Economics behind the Economy: Subjects of Economics and Literature”, Metaphors of Economy Conference, University of East Anglia (UEA), UK, 23-24 June 2000.

“Feminist Poststructuralist Economics and the Postcolonial Sentiment”, Postcolonial Studies Network Seminar Series, University of Hull, UK, 17 May 2000.

“Theory on Critical Realist Terms: Contextual Social Political Economy”, Cambridge Realist Workshop Reunion Conference, University of Cambridge, UK, 5-7 May 2000.

“Issues in the Philosophy and Methodology of Economics as a Social Science”, Economics Research Seminar, University of Hull, UK, 3 May 2000.

“Between Literature and Economics: Discourse Matters and Matters”, Session on “Between Economics and Literature: Gap or Dialogue”, American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Yale University, USA, 25-27 February 2000.

“Economics and Feminism: Theoria and Aporia”, Session on “New Horizons in Economics”, Annual Leeds Economics Conference, UK, Leeds, 12 November 1999.


Radio/Audio Interviews

On BBC World Service
Panelist (with Howard Wheeldon and Lewis Pugh) on BBC 'Weekend' Programme (hosted by Paul Henley on 29/10/17, broadcast 120 minutes between 0630 and 0830 GMT).

Sputnik Radio 
'World in Focus' about sale of US F-16s to India (2/3/17).

On BBC World Service
Panelist (with Dr Brian Klaas, LSE) on BBC 'Weekend' Programme (hosted by Julian Worricker on 28/1/17, broadcast 120 minutes between 0630 and 0830 GMT).

Radio Student Slovenia
Hindutva V Akciji” about saffronization in India under Modi regime, expert commentator (zeitgeist programme with Matej Zwitter on 7/3/16).

Monocle 24
Radio - on current affairs - usually at 40.00’’.

The Globalist, Show 835 (9/1/15). Monocle Daily, Show 815 (19/12/14). Monocle Daily, Show 777 (28/10/14). Monocle Daily, Show 760 (3/10/14). The Globalist, Show 726 (11/8/14). Monocle Daily, Show 693 (2/7/14). Monocle Daily, Show 678 (11/6/14). The Briefing, Show 664 (27/5/14). Monocle Daily, Show 660 (16/5/14). The Globalist, Show 665 (16/5/14). Monocle Daily, Show 655 (9/5/14). Monocle Daily, Show 638 (16/4/14). Monocle Daily, Show 624 (27/3/14). Monocle Daily, Show 621 (24/3/14). Monocle Daily, Show 607 (4/3/14). The Globalist Show 559 (19/12/13). Monocle Daily, Show 551 (9/12/13). The Globalist: Asia Show 177 (3/12/13). Monocle Daily, Show 538 (20/11/13). Monocle Daily, Show 535 (15/11/13). Monocle Daily, Show 527 (5/11/13). Monocle Daily, Show 520 (25/10/13). Monocle Daily, Show 513 (16/10/13). Monocle Daily, Show 505 (4/10/13). Monocle Daily, Show 495 (20/9/13). Monocle Daily, Show 485 (6/9/13). Monocle Daily, Show 480 (30/8/13). Monocle Daily, Show 475 (23/8/13). Monocle Daily, Show 465 (9/8/13). The Briefing, Show 460 (7/8/13). Monocle Daily, Show 460 (2/8/13). Monocle Daily, Show 445 (12/7/13). The Briefing, Show 407 (24/5/13). The Globalist, Show 387 (23/4/13).

On BBC Urdu

"On enforced disappearances in Kashmir" (with APDP President Parveena Ahangar on 3/6/14). 

BBC Asian Network 

"Is Britain to blame for the problems that exist between India and Pakistan over Kashmir" (Show hosted by Nihal on 6/4/11).

“The situation in Kashmir” (Show hosted by Nihal on 11/8/10). 

“Writing and Identity” (Show hosted by Satnam Rana on 25/5/10).

BBC World Service

Panelist (with Henry Chu, LA Times) on BBC 'World Today' Programme (hosted by Rebecca Kesby on 4/7/10, broadcast 120 minutes between 0600 and 0900 BST).

On U-Wave Radio
One hour programme titled "Voices from the Margins: Conversations with non-mainstream writers and filmmakers", interviewed by Dr Alka Kurian about my novel "Residue" and life as an academic, scholar, and human rights activist. 

Scholarly interview - on economics and ethics - transcript in link below.

The need to reconnect Value with values”, individual audio interview on the financial crisis by Laura Fano Morrissey (Society for International Development), New York, USA, October 2009. 

TV and Film interviews

Al Jazeera - News
Interview on #JusticeforAsifa #Kathua- Gender and Violence: Rape and Murder of Asifa (13/4/18)

Al Jazeera - News
Interview on the Triple Talaq Supreme Court Judgement in India (22/8/17).

DD Kashir (Doordarshan Kashmir) - Good Morning J&K (with Mohammad Amin Bhat and Azhar Hajini) 
One hour morning news and conversation programme between 8 and 9 am IST (6/1/17)

Al Jazeera - News (with Lauren Taylor)
Interview on the Demonetisation Crisis in India (16/11/16).

Islam Channel - Asia Wired (Episode 6) on The Kashmir Question - expert commentator (17/7/16).

France 24 International News TV Channel – “Is the pursuit of Gross National Happiness helping Bhutan?” - expert commentator (14/4/16).

Islam Channel - The Report (episode 435 with John Rees), on the issue of proposed rewriting of Indian history textbooks by India’s Hindu nationalists (10/3/16).

Al Jazeera - on Head to Head Programme hosted by Mehdi Hasan. Panelist responding to interview on Hindu Nationalism
"Is Modi's India flirting with fascism?" on Youtube at

Sky TV - on Sky News (with Adam Boulton)
Interview on India's PM Modi UK visit (13/11/15)

Islam Channel - Interview on Chinese President Xi Jinping's UK visit (25/10/15), on violence and assembly elections in Kashmir (5/12/14). 

Arise TV - on current affairs, world politics
"Hong Kong Occupy Movement and UK Foreign Affairs Select Committee visit cancellation" - expert commentator (1/12/14).
"China and Japan leaders long-awaited meeting" - expert commentator (10/11/14).

Press TV
- on global economy, literature, current affairs - links to transcripts and programme videos below. 
"US faces major social, economic challenges", on US economy - expert commentator (7/10/14).

"Global economic system must be recast", on global economic crisis - transcript and individual video segment (5/8/11). 

News analysis (with Max Keiser, Michael Kosmides) on the Greek economic situation - entire programme (28/6/11)

“Epilogue”, book review programme, discussing Fatima Bhutto’s ‘Songs of Blood and Sword’ with US novelist Attica Locke and ex-mayor of London, Ken Livingstone (5/7/10). Watch on youtube here: part 3, part 2, part 1

“Epilogue”, book review programme, discussing Aravind Adiga’s ‘The White Tiger’ with UK Labour Member of Parliament Diane Abbott and media theorist Hugo De Burgh (29/4/09). 

“Between the Headlines”, panelist on Current Affairs Programme hosted by Amina Taylor (25/4/09).

BBS TV (Bhutan Broadcasting Service)

On Bhutan’s politics and government, 30 minutes interview, telecast on BBS National TV (10/11/09).

On Bhutan’s transition to democracy, 30 minutes interview, telecast on the BBS National TV (6/3/08).


On Bhutan, “Shooting for Democracy”, a documentary film by The Emerging Lens Initiative, about the 2008 elections in US and Bhutan as seen by the youth in each country, detailed interviews recorded in Berkeley in April 2008 and in Singapore in June 2009. Film released in 2010, IMDb link.

Print interviews/Features/Quotes

"The Struggles of Stateless Nations", Inside Westminster (19/11/17).
"#NotInMyName goes global, protests organised in Britain & America", FreePress Kashmir (30/6/17).
"At Peace With Strife", Outlook Magazine (29/5/17).
"Life Writing and Resistance", Greater Kashmir (14/5/17).
"Writing is recording of memories: Nitasha", Kashmir Observer (10/5/17).
"Dr Nitasha Kaul talks on 'Life Writing' in KU", Greater Kashmir (10/5/17).
"Nitasha, Anando deliver lectures at IUST", Rising Kashmir (10/5/17).

"Oppressed resent with violence", Greater Kashmir (8/5/17).
Word is more powerful than stone", Greater Kashmir (5/5/17).
"On Shivratri, J&K Muslims wash temple, organise puja", The Hindu (25/2/17). 
Interview", Citizen Eye (15/1/17).
 "Conflict Interview", Kashmir Life (12/1/17).
"State controls people’s narratives in conflict zones like Kashmir: Nitasha". Rising Kashmir (5/1/17).
 "Nitasha Kaul interacts with CUK's DCJ students", Kashmir Life (3/1/17).
"Kehwa Talk: BJP attempting to rewrite history: Dr Nitasha Kaul", Greater Kashmir (2/1/17).
"Minorities, marginalized a casualty in Modi’s India: Experts", Rising Kashmir (1/1/17).
"Kehwa Talk is now 2 Year Old", Kashmir Life (1/1/17).
"Is Independent Kashmir Viable?", (11/8/16).
Kashmir's Nitasha", Cover Feature, Kashmir Life, Vol 7, Issue 47, (online 9/2/16, print 13/2/16).
"Bhutan's children get their own parliament", Al Jazeera (7/1/16).
"Doctor, scribe, separatist: the new breed of Kashmir's women storytellers", Catch News (8/12/15).
"Don’t judge a book by its author", The Guardian (13/2/15).
In Conversation with Nitasha Kaul", Authint Mail (29/4/14).

"Valley of Metaphors", on Kashmir and writing, The Hindustan Times (16/7/11). 

"The Write Way", on books and writing, The Hindustan Times, Delhi (27/4/11).

"In Conversation: The Political Economy of Indian Diaspora", The Journalist newspaper, Bhutan (22/8/10).

“Did Jeffrey Sachs really mean it?", Business Bhutan newspaper (14/8/10).

Broke or Bust”, on Bhutan’s political scenario, The Telegraph, Calcutta (21/3/10). 

"Indian subcontinent dominates Man Asian literary prize shortlist", The Guardian (21/10/09).
On democracy and Bhutan, Kuensel newspaper, Bhutan (15/10/09).

“Will democracy change Bhutanese politics?”, UPI Asia (1/4/08). 

AWARDS (recent)

Literary Awards

Man Asian Literary Prize Shortlist Award 2009. My first novel Residue (about Kashmiris outside of Kashmir), when unpublished, was one of five works shortlisted from Asia, the only debut novel on the shortlist.

Research and Academic Awards

British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant for a project on Democratic Consolidation 2017-2018.
Erasmus+ (European Commission/British Council) Staff Teaching Mobility Grant 2015-2016. 
(exchange partner: 
University of Copenhagen).

British Academy (BASIS) Board for Academy Sponsored Institutes and Societies Grant to conduct collaborative research (with D. Anand) on ‘Going Beyond Roots and Routes: Multi-Racial Economy and Cultural Identities in Tanzania’, January-September 2008. 

British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) Grant to conduct research on democratisation in Bhutan, December 2007-March 2008. 

Faculty of Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences, University of the West of England, Competitive Research Sabbatical, July 2004-January 2005.

 Young Economist Grant, Consultation of Economists' Papers Project materials in Duke's Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University, USA, November 2004.


Overseas Research Scholarship for PhD, UK, 1998-2001
Overseas Development Administration Scholarship (now DFID) for MSc, UK, 1997-98

Travel Grants (a selection)

British International Studies Association (2017), International Studies Association (2005, 2009), Stanford University (2004, 2008), CNRS (2004), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, 2004-2005, 2001), International Association of Women Philosophers, (2004), Royal Economic Society (2003, 2002, 2001), Ford Foundation (2002), Sir Philip Reckitt Educational Trust Award (2002, 1999), Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB, 2002), European Union (EU) Human Capital and Mobility (HCM) Grant (2000), Yale University (2000), Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (2000). 


1998-2002    Joint PhD in Philosophy and Economics 
University of Hull, UK (full scholarship)

Doctoral Thesis title: “
Interrogating the Subject-World of Economic Epistemology: Re-Imagining Theory and Difference” (degree awarded June 2003).

Examiners: Prof. Lawson (Cambridge, Economics) and Prof. Gilbert (Hull, Philosophy).  
1997-1998    MSc Economics with a specialisation in Public Policy 
University of Hull, UK (full scholarship)

Masters’ Dissertation Title: “
Economics and Economic Decision-Making: Self-Serving Biases, Cognitive Dissonance and Policy”. 
1994-1997      BA with Honours in EconomicsFirst Division
University of Delhi (Shriram College of Commerce, SRCC), India

13 Main papers in Economics 
and 4 subsidiary papers in Mathematics, English Literature, Hindi Literature.
1980-1994       St. Thomas School, New Delhi, India 
        (Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE)
89% with 5 As at XIIth class/A level school leaving exams (Science stream). Main papers – Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English Literature.

82% with 4 As and 1B
 at Xth class/GCSE level, Main papers – English, Hindi, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies.


Permanent Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations (2017)
Permanent Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations (2015)
Visiting Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Politics (2012-2013 and 2014-2015)
University of Westminster, London, Department of Politics and International Relations
Full time Permanent Associate Professor in Creative Writing (2010-2011)
Royal Thimphu College (under Royal University of Bhutan), Department of English
Full time Permanent Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Economics (2002-2006) 
University of the West of England, Bristol, School of Economics, Bristol Business School
Lecturer/Assistant Professor (2004) and Seminar Tutor (2003)
University of Bath, Department of Economics and International Development
Graduate Teaching Assistant (1998-2002) while pursuing Joint PhD in Economics/Philosophy (with full academic/administrative responsibilities)
University of Hull, School of Economics.

TEACHING (details)

Tutoring of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations in a variety of subject areas.

PhD Supervision (ongoing) - 
E. Fontes, Gender and Race in Brazilian National Identity
A. Mir, Politics of Self-Determination in Kashmir

Internal PhD Assessor for DPIR. 

Lectures and Seminars, University of Westminster, London, Department of Politics and International Relations
"7PIRS026W: State, Politics and Violence", September 2017 to January 2018
Students: 33 Postgraduate students pursuing the MA programme in Politics and International Relations (IR) 
Hours per week: 3
"7PIRS022W: 27 Postcolonial International Relations? Theories and Concepts", September 2017 to January 2018
Students: Postgraduate students pursuing the MA programme in Politics and International Relations (IR) 
Hours per week: 3
"6PIRS013W: Postcolonial Politics and International Relations", September 2017 to January 2018
Students: 106 Final (third) year undergraduate students on the BA programme in politics and international relations (IR)
Hours per week: 5-6.

February-March 2018 - PhD mentoring seminar and occasional guest lectures on other UG politics and IR modules.


Lectures and Seminars, University of Westminster, London, Department of Politics and International Relations
"7PIRS026W.1: State, Politics and Violence", September 2016 to January 2017
Students:  24 Postgraduate students pursuing the MA programme in Politics and International Relations (IR) 
Hours per week: 3
"7PIRS022W.2: Postcolonial International Relations? Theories and Concepts", January 2017 to June 2017
Students: 17 Postgraduate students pursuing the MA programme in Politics and International Relations (IR) 
Hours per week: 3

20- 24 February 2017 - Lectures for Undergraduates on "Migrant Writers and Artists", on Cross Faculty Elective Module, London Lives: Migrant London Module (Code 4SOCL008W), University of Westminster, London.

Lectures and Seminars, University of Westminster
, London, Department of Politics and International Relations
"1ISP7A1: State, Politics and Violence", September 2015 to January 2016
Students: 30 Postgraduate students pursuing the MA programme in Politics and International Relations (IR) 
Hours per week: 3
"1ISP7C4: Postcolonial International Relations? Theories and Concepts", January 2016 to June 2016
Students: 19 Postgraduate students pursuing the MA programme in Politics and International Relations (IR) 
Hours per week: 3

University of Westminster, London, Department of Politics and International Relations
"1ISP7A1: State, Politics and Violence", September 2014 to January 2015
Students: 19 Postgraduate students pursuing the MA programme in Politics and International Relations (IR) 
Hours per week: 3
"1ISP7C4: Postcolonial International Relations? Theories and Concepts", January 2015 to June 2015
Students: 19 Postgraduate students pursuing the MA programme in Politics and International Relations (IR) 
Hours per week: 3

Lectures and Seminars, University of Westminster, London, Department of Politics and International Relations
"1ISP7B1: Politics, Public Life, and the Media", January to June 2012
Students: 10 Postgraduate students pursuing the MA programme in Politics and International Relations (IR)
Hours per week: 3
"1ISP7C4: Postcolonial International Relations? Theories and Concepts", September 2012 to January 2013
Students: 12 Postgraduate students pursuing the MA programme in Politics and International Relations (IR)
Hours per week: 3

Lectures and Seminars, Royal Thimphu College, Department of English
"ENGL 202: Creative Writing: Fiction and Non-Fiction", July 2010 to January 2011
Students: 60 second year BA Honours in English/Economics, English/Environmental Studies, English/Dzongkha undergraduates  
Hours per week: 10
"Orientation to College Learning", July 2010 to January 2011
Students: 45 first year joint BA in English undergraduates  
Hours per week: 2
Tutoring and supervision of undergraduate students


Lectures and Seminars, University of the West of England, Department of Economics (Bristol Business School)
“E303: Applied Economics”, September to June 2002-04
Students: 55 third year joint honours undergraduates    
Hours per week: 4
“E100: Economic Principles and Applications”, September to June 2002-04
Students: 200 first year social science undergraduates    
Hours per week: 3

Tutoring of undergraduate students
Supervision of 12 final year undergraduate dissertations in a variety of subject areas
School of Economics representative on the Faculty Library Advisory Committee
Member of School Program Review Board
Member of Women’s Research Network (WRN)
Co-ordinator for Political Economy research group at the Centre for Research in Economics


Lectures and Seminars, University of Bath, Department of Economics and International Development
“EC20013: Economic Thought and Policy”, February-June 2004
Students: 23 second and third year economics undergraduates    
Hours per week: 2


Lectures and Seminars, University of Bath, Department of Economics and International Development
“EC20080: Policy and Politics”, October 2003-January 2004.
Students: 110 second year politics undergraduates        
Hours per week: 4


University of Hull, School of Economics
“10372: Dynamic Economic Development”, October 2001-June 2002
Students: 60 third year undergraduates                
Hours per week: 4
“10245: Development Economics”, October 2001-June 2002
Students: 45 second year undergraduates            
Hours per week: 3
“10241: Theory of the Firm and Welfare Economics”, October 1999-June 2000 & October 2001-June 2002
Students: 40 second year undergraduates            
Hours per week: 3 & 2
“10244: Economics of Natural Resources”, October 1998-June 1999 & October 1999-June 2000
Students: 50 second year undergraduates            
Hours per week: 4 & 2 
“10234: Economics of the Environment”, October 1998-June 1999, October 1999-June 2000, & October 2000-June 2001
Students: 50 second year undergraduates            
Hours per week: 2, 4 & 2
“10111: Principles of Microeconomics”, October 1998-June 1999
Students: 45 first year undergraduates                
Hours per week: 3
“10110: Introduction to Microeconomics”, October 1999-June 2000 & October 2000-June 2001
Students: 35 first year undergraduates            
Hours per week: 2 & 3
“10120: Introduction to Macroeconomics”, October 1998-June 1999
Students: 30 first year undergraduates                
Hours per week: 2
“10125: World Economy”, October 2001-June 2002
Students: 60 first year undergraduates                
Hours per week: 4
Member of the Staff-Student Committee, University of Hull


(Refereeing, research training, organising, staff development courses, summer schools, professional memberships, thoughtful use of social media)

Journal Referee 

Feminist Economics, Sage Open Access, Theory, Culture and Society, Strategic Analysis, The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Contemporary Political Theory, St. Antony's International Review (STAIR), Social Semiotics, European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, Democratization, Antipode.
Irish Journal of South Asian Studies (Editorial Board member)

Manuscript Reviewer 

Pluto Books, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge

External ExaminerUniversity of Edinburgh, PhD (2018) 

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA), in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education (Certificate Recognition Reference PR125248).

Signatory, "Indian state must end its violence in Kashmir", in The Guardian, 28 July 2016.

Signatory, "Open letter to the writers attending Vedanta JLF London 2016", Round Table India, 12 May 2016.

Signatory, "
Open letter to David Cameron: writers urge British Government to safeguard freedom of expression in India", (PEN International letter signed by authors), The Guardian, 12 
November 2015. 

Signatory, "On his UK visit, Narendra Modi must be held accountable for his record on human rights in India", (letter signed by UK Academics), The Guardian, 11 November 2015.

Signatory, “Call for UK, EU and non-EU students to be treated and valued equally” in The Guardian, 2 March 2014.


Signatory, "Economists calling for Robin Hood Tax" call in The Guardian, 19 June 2010 and 13 April 2011 (Robin Hood Tax initiative).

Delegate, “Rule of Law and Political Emergencies”, LSE Forum in Legal and Political Theory Conference, London School of Economics, UK, 15 May 2009. 

Delegate, “Gender and Collective Violence” ESRC Workshop, Centre for International Politics, City University, UK, 16-17 February 2007.

Delegate, “Gender and Governance: Gender and International Relations in Britain” Workshop, British Journal of Politics and International Relations and Governance Research Centre, Department of Politics, University of Bristol, UK, 28 September 2006.

Organiser, pre-conference workshop, “Introduction to Feminist Economics” (for graduate students, newcomers to feminist economics, and those involved in gender related work in fields such as development), All Souls College, University of Oxford, UK, 4 August 2004.

Awarded ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Research Methods Training Programme, “Focusing on the Case in Quantitative and Qualitative Research”, University of Durham, UK.

“Exploring Cases and Explaining Trajectories using Numerical Taxonomy Methods”, 8-9 July 2004.

Research Supervision Training”, Academic Development Programme, University of the West of England, 16 January 2004.

Participant, Mobility Funding opportunities Framework Programme 6 (European Commission), UK Research Office, Bristol, 10 October 2003.

Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning”, Awarded with Distinction, Academic Professional Development Programme, University of the West of England, September 2002-June 2003.

Three modules of 20 Credits each:

“UTCF11SM: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education”    

Hours per week: 3

“UTCR09SM: Researching Higher Education”            

Hours per week: 3

“UTCF15S3: The Practice of Teaching in Higher Education”.    

Year-long Portfolio and Teaching Observation

BlackBoard e-learning pilot, University of the West of England, 2002-03. Successfully delivered “Virtual Seminars” for E100 first year Introductory Module on a Personal Development Profiling (PDP) basis.

New Technologies to support the Teaching Role”, eLearning / Centre for Learning Development, University of Hull, 14 March 2002.

Founding member, IAFFE-Europe (European network for Feminist Economics), 2002.

“Methodologies for Heterodox Economics”, Economic And Social Research Council (ESRC) Workshop, School of Oriental and African studies (SOAS), London, UK, 23-25 November 2001.

“Institutionalist perspectives on the ‘New Economy’ and ‘Globalization’”, AFEE/UMKC (Association for Evolutionary Economics/University of Missouri-Kansas City) Summer School, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 23-28 June 2001.

Original signatory and co-author,“International Open Letter to all Economics Departments: The Kansas City Proposal”, 2001.

UK correspondent, Post Autistic Economics (PAE) Review (now Real-World Economics Review), 2000-2011.

“Norms, Rules and Globalization”, European Commission Euroconference ESFI (Ecole de Sophia Antipolis sur la Firme et L’Industrie) Annual Summer School, Porquerolles, France, 17-23 September 2000.

“Evaluating Cutting Edge Social Science Research” Economic And Social Research Council/Joint University Council (ESRC/JUC) Training School, Discussant for “A Research Programme in the Making: Care, Values, and the Future of Welfare”, University of York, UK, 25-26 March 2000.

“Value of Culture for Economists”, Amsterdam Maastricht Summer University (AMSU) Summer School, The Netherlands, 1-11 August 1999.

Research Training Programme, Graduate Research Institute, University of Hull, 1998-99.

“05708: Philosophical Issues for Social Scientists”         

Hours per week: 3

“05002: Communication Skills”                

Workshop (5 credits)

Member, Gender Studies Discussion Group, University of Hull, 1999-2000.

Member, Postcolonial Theory Discussion Group, University of Hull, 1998-1999.

Memberships (current or previous): British International Studies Association, Association for the Advancement of African Women Economists, International Economics and Philosophy Society, Royal Economic Society, World Economics Association, International Association For Feminist Economics, Association for Social Economics, International Association of Women Philosophers, Society for Advancement of Socio-Economics, Women’s Studies Network Association, Association For Heterodox Economics, International Network for Economic Method, International Society for Self and Identity, International Studies Association, Association for Asian Studies, American Economic Association.

Blog: Propaganda of the Reed

"Beyond the Trap of a Map"An unholy nexus of Geography-Economics-Law has forced truly political questions into the margins (Prejudice of Nation-Statism)

"By the Way"...An artist is a phenomenologist of the peripherals (Literary Musings)

"Some Unusual and Creative Ideas for Kashmir"...A stone for your silence. Another for the violence (Kashmir Politics) 

"Sachs, GNH, and Bhutan"...Connectivity connects objects. Relationality connects people (Bhutan) 

"April is the Cruellest Month/I'll Show you fear in a handful of Dust"...We have lived through centuries of a certain kind of ‘grounded’ modernity...(Iceland Volcano)

Twitter: @NitashaKaul 

Facebook: Nitasha Kaul 

Initiator of two specific FB groups: Ideas, Thoughts, and Things (ITT) and Markets Must Not Dictate Democracy (MMNDD): for economists, journalists, activists interested in scholarly papers, debates, and media comments on the issue of markets and democracy. Nitasha Kaul


Recipient, "Staff Appreciation Award 2018" in recognition of excellent support of students of the University of Westminster, Students' Union, April 2018.
Writing featured in "Exhibition in a Box, Deconstructing Violence" by WISCOMP – Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace, Delhi, 16 March 2017.

Created art, photographs and concept
 for book covers of 'Residue' (Rainlight/Rupa, 2014), 'Hindu Nationalism in India and the Politics of Fear' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 'Tibet: A Victim of Geopolitics' (Routledge India, 2009), 'Imagining Economics Otherwise' (Routledge India 2008).

An exhibition of my photographs of Tibet and Tibetan people (Second prize) at the University of Bristol, UK, 2007.

Delhi University Rector’s Prize (First Prize) for “Intelligence, General Knowledge and Ability”, awarded by the Chief Justice of India and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi, 74th Annual Convocation, 1997.

In 1997, after obtaining a first division BA Honours in Economics from Delhi University (SRCC, Shriram College of Commerce), simultaneously selected in competitive Masters (MA) English Literature exam at Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU, all India student intake: 20) and selected in competitive media studies exam at Masters in Mass Communication (MA Mass. Comm.) at the A.J. Kidwai Mass Communication & Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Milia Islamia University (all India student intake: 50).

Dr. Raman Memorial Research Studentship” for work on Environment Friendly Technologies, Waterfalls Institute of Technology Transfer (WITT), New Delhi, 1996-97.

Represented “New Zealand” in Social Humanitarian and Cultural Committee, at the 42nd Annual Harvard Model United Nations Conference, Harvard University, USA, February 1996.

President, Economics Society, Shriram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, 1995-96. 

Editor, school literary chronicle, Jyoti, 1992-94, and College Literary Chronicle, Yamuna, 1995-97.

Founder-Member College Film Club, and Executive Committee member, Debating Society, English Literary Society, Fine Arts Society, Shriram College of Commerce, Delhi University, 1994-96.

Y. Kumar Student Award” (joint), Best project on International Understanding, 1993.

“Project Hriday”, social-work project initiative of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), volunteer award by Sonia Gandhi, 1993.

“Prime Minister” 1993-94, “Minister of Information and Communication” 1992-93, and “Nightingale House Captain” 1991-92, St Thomas School Cabinet.

All India First Prize “Vigyan Vidhi” (Methods of Science), National Scientific and Research Division, Government of India, 1991. 

Organiser of Inter-College Annual Economics Festival (“Crossroads”), College Academic and Cultural events (such as lectures by national and visiting international experts, concerts for the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture amongst Youth SPIC-MACAY), College Coordinator of Commonwealth Society of India (CSI). 

National level recognition in India for extracurricular activities through awards, gold medals, prizes, and certificates of merit (a total of 51 from the years 1986-1996) from numerous academic and other organizations such as the National Book Trust, Shankar’s International, Parliament of India, Heart Care Foundation of India, National Museum of Natural History (Government of India), National Literacy Mission, Nehru Centenary Organisation, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, National School of Drama, University of Delhi. These were for public speaking, extempore, debates on topics in science and social science, participation in televised national network academic quizzes (“Crossfire”, “Time Machine”), national recognition in painting, poetry, creative writing, photography, dramatics (completed a certificate course with the National School of Drama (NSD) culminating in a lead role at the Kamani Auditorium in Delhi in a production titled ‘Azaadi Ke Chiraag’ based on India’s struggle for independence, and conceived the story script and performed a lead role in “Indorella” at the Air Force Auditorium in Delhi with Barry John’s Theatre Action Group (TAG). 


English (native), Hindi (native), Kashmiri (native), French (intermediate, studied at University of Hull), Mandarin Chinese (intermediate, studied at University of the West of England and continuing at University of Westminster), Spanish (basic course from Language Link London), Persian/Farsi (basic, studied at University of Westminster), Urdu (intermediate), Dzongkha – language of Bhutan (learning).