Prof. Dr. John Harriss

Prof. John Harriss, Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University, Canada, is a guest professor at CeMIS until September 2023. Prof. Harriss, an internationally-recognized development studies expert, has focused primarily on South Asia but has also published comparative books widely cited across many disciplines. He has more than thirty years of teaching and institution-building experience, having founded a top-ranked Development Studies Department at the London School of Economics. From April – July 2018, he was a DAAD-funded guest professor at CeMIS and taught “Democracy and Development in Modern India” at the BA level and “Inequality, poverty and social policy in India” at the MA level.