Prof. Dr. Srirupa Roy

Beruflicher Werdegang

Seit 2011
Professor and Chair of State and Democracy, Centre for Modern Indian Studies and Institute for Political Sciences, University of Göttingen, Germany

Seit 2012
Founding Co-Director, the CeMIS-CeMEAS Transregional Research Network, (CETREN), University of Göttingen, Germany

2012 - 2014
Director, Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), University of Göttingen, Germany

2006 - 2011
Associate Professor of Political Science (tenured), Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2008 - 2010
Consultant, Inter-Asia Program, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), New York

2006 - 2008
Senior Advisor for International Collaboration, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), New York

2006 - 2007
Senior Fellowship, American Institute of Indian Studies

Rustgi Faculty Fellow in South Asian Studies, Yale Council of International and Area Studies and Department of Political Science, Yale University

2000 - 2006
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2005 – 2006 & 2002 - 2003
Faculty Research Grant, University of Massachusetts

2004 - 2005
Lilly Teaching Fellowship, University of Massachusetts

2003 - 2005
International Collaborative Research Grant, SSRC

1999 - 2000
Rockefeller Humanities Postdoctoral Residential Fellow, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Pennsylvania. Fields of specialization: Comparative Politics; International Relations; South Asian studies

SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Postdoctoral Grant

1996 - 1998
SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

A.B. in Government, Dartmouth College, USA


Best Article Award, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Certificate of Congressional Recognition for the best doctoral dissertation on modern India, U.S. House of Representatives

UCLA-Sardar Patel Award for best US doctoral dissertation on modern India


State and democracy in Modern India

Nationalism and the politics of identity

Comparative-historical dynamics of state formation and transformation

Democratic politics and economic liberalization

Media and democracy


  • Beyond Belief: India and the politics of postcolonial nationalism. "Politics, History, and Culture? series. Durham u.a. 2007.

  • Beyond Belief: India and the politics of postcolonial nationalism. South Asia edition, Ranikhet 2007.

  • Divided We Stand: Diversity and National Identity in India, Philadelphia 1999.

  • Herausgeber_innenschaften
  • Media and the Indian Elections. (mit Paula Chakravartty), Special Issue of Television and New Media, March 2015 (forthcoming).

  • Visualizing Secularism and Religion: Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, India. (mit Alev Cinar, Maha Yahya), Ann Arbor 2012.

  • Violence and Democracy in India. (mit Amrita Basu), Kalkutta 2006.

  • Artikel
  • Mediated Populism and the Indian Elections of 2014. (mit Paula Chakravartty), In: Television and New Media 2015 (forthcoming).

  • Angry Citizens: Civic Anger and the Politics of Curative Democracy in India. In: Identities, 11/2014.

  • Media, Activism, and the New Political: 'Istanbul Conversations' on New Media and Left Politics, (mit Aswin Punathambekar, Tarek Sabry, Sune Haugbolle), In: Media, Culture & Society 36, 06/2014, S. 1-12.

  • Being the Change: The Aam Aadmi Party and the Politics of Extraordinariness in Indian Democracy. In: Economic and Political Weekly XLIX, 15, 2014, S. 45-54.

  • Media Pluralism Redux: Towards New Frameworks of Comparative Media Studies 'Beyond the West'. (mit Paula Chakravartty), In: Political Communication 30, 03/2013, S. 349-370.

  • Mitgliedschaften

    Seit 2012
    Member, International Advisory Team, World Social Science Fellows Programme, International Social Science Council-UNESCO, Paris

    Seit 2012
    Member, Postdoctoral Fellowship Selection Committee, SSRC Inter-Asia Initiative

    Seit 2011
    Member, International Advisory Board, Asia Resarch Institute, National University of Singapore

    Seit 2009
    Member, Steering Committee, SSRC Inter-Asia Initiative