Board Of Advisors

STRIDING ALONG A PURPOSEFUL DIRECTION

Dr. Ravi Kumar

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Ravi Kumar teaches Sociology at South Asian University, New Delhi. He has been Chairperson of Department of Sociology and Associate Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences at South Asian University. Prior to joining South Asian University, he has been a faculty at Jamia Millia Islamia and Council for Social Development, New Delhi. He has been visiting faculty at Anglia Ruskin University, UK and National Institute of Design, India. His areas of specialisation include politics of knowledge production, social movements, social theory in general and Marxism in particular, political economy of identity formation and South Asian studies. His works include [co-authored, 2019] Against The Nation: Thinking Like South Asian; [co-edited, 2018] Sociology and Social Anthropology in South Asia: Histories and Practices, [co-edited, 2016]; [edited, 2018] Left Politics in South Asia: Reframing the Agenda; [edited, 2016] Contemporary Readings in Marxism: A Critical Introduction; [edited, 2015] Neoliberalism, Critical Pedagogy and Education; [co-edited, 2014] Social Movements: Transformative Shifts and Turning Points; [edited, 2012] Education and the Reproduction of Capital: Neoliberal Knowledge and Counterstrategies. He is Associate Editor of Society and Culture in South Asia (Sage). He co-edits book series titled Social Movements, Dissent and Transformative Action (Routledge: Delhi) and Conversations on/for South Asia (Aakar Books: Delhi).

Dr. Geeta Kochhar

Dr. Geeta Kochhar is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She received her Doctorate from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She was awarded Asia Fellowship for research at CASS, China; and Government of India MHRD “India-China Bilateral Cultural Exchange Scholarship” for advance studies in China. She was a Visiting Professor in FDDI, Fudan University, China; Visiting Professor, Institute of Indian and Southwest Asian Studies, Vietnam; Visiting Professor, University of São Paulo, Brazil; and Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Management Shillong, India. She has edited Modern China: Society, Culture, and Literature (2019); China’s Foreign Policy and Security Dimensions (2018); co-edited Unique Asian Triangle: India, China, Nepal (2016); India–China–Nepal: Decoding Trilateralism (2016); and Nepal’s Foreign Policy and Her Neighbours (2016). She has also co-authored 1000 Powerful Chinese Lexicon: Chinese, English, Hindi (2017).

Dr. Anwar Khursheed

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Dr. Anwar Khursheed is Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Civil Engineering Department, AMU, Aligarh and Consultant and Designer Environmental Engineer. Presently he is serving King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the same position on deputation. He did his under graduate and master’s programme from AMU and PhD from IIT Roorkee. He possesses teaching and research experience of around 37 years. He was involved in many research, design and consultancy projects out of which 48 were major. As Consultant he has designed many wastewater treatment facilities. He has published more than sixty-seven (67) papers in various International and National journals and conferences and four books/manuals including the most recent book published by IWA. In addition to many research projects he has completed large number of projects including Campus wide Networking on 10 Gigabyte OFC backbone & Camus Wi-Fi projects. He also headed AMU Computer Centre as its Director, University Engineer of Building Department and FCI as Principal and he served as the Nodal Officer of the Camus-wide Networking Project (Wi-Fi Project) and Coordinator of all the Off -Campus Centres of the AMU at Malppuram, Kerala; Murshidabad, West Bengal and Kishanganj, Bihar.