Dr Anil Kumar

Teaching cum Research Officer,
School of Internal Security, Defence and Strategic Studies (SISDSS)

Email – anil.kumar@rru.ac.in

About Dr Anil Kumar

Dr Anil Kumar is a Teaching cum Research Officer at School of Internal Security, Defence and Strategic Studies (SISDSS). Before this, heworked as a Research Associate at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF). He received his Ph.D. in International Relations from South Asian University (A University established by SAARC Nations), New Delhi, India. He did M.A. in Politics and International Relations from the Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. He also qualified University Grants Commission’s National Eligibility Test in Politics including International Relations/International Studies, including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, and American Studies. His area of interest includes South Asia,specifically in Regional Security, Cooperation and Integration, Geopolitics, Foreign Policies, Cultures, Identities, and Interests of South Asian states.

  • PhD (International Relations), Department of International Relations, South Asian University, New Delhi, India. 2015-2022
  • Master of Arts (M.A.), Politics and International Relations, School of Security Studies, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 2013-2015
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, History, Geography and English from Govt. M.A.M PG College, University of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). 2009-2012
  • Awarded UGC NET in Politics including International Relations/International Studies, including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, and American Studies.
  • Received a South Asian University Fellowship during my PhD
  • Appointed as a General Secretary of an NGO – SVF
  • Presented Paper titled The Ethnic and Sectarian Nationalist Constrains in South Asian Regional Cooperation in The International Multidisciplinary Symposium on The Contemporary Dynamics of South Asia organized by Shivaji University, Kolhapur and The Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia (RSUH) from 29th – 31stJanuary, 2022.
  • Presented Paper titled Ethnic Fissures and the Nationalistic Thrust in South Asian Cooperation in an international webinar Re-constructing the ‘Region’ In South Asia, organized by the Department of Political Science, Goa University and Department of International Relations, South Asian University from 12-13 August 2021. This paper has been accepted as a publishing chapter with a title Lives on the Edge: The Ethno-Nationalist Constraints in South Asian Cooperation (Forthcoming)
  • Presented Paper titled Diaspora Governance in International Relations: Opportunities and Challenges for Cooperation in an the 3rd International Conference on Diaspora Governance in International Relations: Opportunities and Challenges for India organized by Central University of Gujarat, Indian Council of Social Science Research, Indian Council of World Affairs, and Dr.BhabasahebAmbedkar Open University in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from 10-11 February 2020.