Sumit Ganguly, PhD

Sumit Ganguly is a distinguished professor of political science and holds the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University in Bloomington. His research focuses on contemporary politics in South Asia. He previously taught at James Madison College at Michigan State University, Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, a visiting fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, a guest scholar at the Center for Cooperative Monitoring in Albuquerque, and a visiting scholar at the German Institute for International and Area Studies in Hamburg. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. On September 1, 2024 he will join the Hoover Institution at Stanford University to direct their Strengthening the US-India Relationship Program.

Ganguly is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 20 books on South Asia. His most recent book with Manjeet S. Pardesi and William R. Thompson, is The Sino-Indian Rivalry: Implications for Global Order (Cambridge University Press, 2023) He is currently working on a new book that focuses on the origins and evolution of India’s defense policy for Columbia University Press.