Bard’s political studies faculty teaches courses that cover the breadth of the discipline, with a focus on comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and American politics.  The faculty also has expertise in a variety of foreign geographic areas, including Latin America, Western Europe, South Asia, and the Middle East, and conducts research in a wide range of subjects, including political activism, terrorism and war, and democratic development.  Additional faculty resources are available at Bard's Global and Internatioal Affairs Program (BGIA), based in New York City, which allows Bard studens to pursue course work in international studies alongside intership opportunities at major international bodies and non-governmental organizations.  See below for individual profiles.
Sanjib Baruah

Sanjib Baruah

Professor of Political Studies
Office: Aspinwall 105
Phone: 845-758-7204
E-mail: baruah@bard.edu

Teaching and Research Interests:  Political Economy, Nations and Nationalism, Asian Borderlands and South Asian Politics.
Sanjib Baruah has been at Bard since 1983. His doctoral work was at the University of Chicago.  Prior to that he was educated at the University of Delhi in India; and Cotton College, Guwahati, India. His publications include India against Itself: Assam and the Politics of Nationality (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999); Durable Disorder: Understanding the Politics of Northeast India (Oxford University Press, 2005); Postfrontier Blues: Towards a New Policy Framework for Northeast India (East-West Center, 2007) and the edited volumes Beyond Counterinsurgency: Breaking the Impasse in Northeast India (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Ethnonationalism in India: A Reader (Oxford University Press, 2010).  His opinion pieces appear in the Indian Express and other newspapers. 
He serves on the editorial board of the journal Studies in Indian Politics (Sage Publications) and the book series ‘South Asia in Motion’ of the Stanford University Press. He holds a concurrent position as Global Fellow at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo, Norway. A number of his books are available in the Oxford India Paperbacks series. For some of his publications visit: https://bard.academia.edu/SanjibBaruah

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