Aseema Sinha, Ph.D.
Dr. Aseema Sinha is the Wagener Chair of South Asian Politics and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College’s Government department. She was previously an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Professor Sinha received her B.A. from Lady Shri Ram College. She received her M.A. and M.Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India). She received an M.A. and Ph.D from Cornell University.
Her research interests relate to political economy of India, India-China comparisons, international Organizations, and the rise of India as an emerging power.
She is the author of The Regional Roots of Developmental Politics in India (2005) and her second book Globalizing India: How Global Rules and Markets are Shaping India’s Rise to Power is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press (2016). Her book, The Regional Roots of Developmental Politics in India: A Divided Leviathan (Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2005), received the Joseph Elder Book Prize in the Indian Social Sciences.
Her articles have appeared in the British Journal of Political Science, World Development, Polity, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Business and Politics, Journal of Democracy, and India Review.
She has recently published, Scaling Up: Beyond the Subnational Comparative Method for India, Studies in Indian Politics, June 2015. http://inp.sagepub.com/content/3/1/128.full.pdf+html
Her co-authored article, is forthcoming at Law and Society Review. James Nedumpara, Gregory Shaffer, and Aseema Sinha, “State Transformation and the Rise of Lawyers: The WTO, India, and Transnational Legal Ordering,” Law and Society Review, Vol. 49, Issue 3, September 2015, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2608728
Areas of Expertise
Selected Research and Publications
RECENT AND FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS
BOOK. Sinha, Aseema. Globalising India: How Global Rules and Markets Are Shaping India’s Rise To Power. Under Contract, Cambridge University Press, 2016.
2016. BOOK CHAPTER. Aseema Sinha, “Partial Accommodation Without Conflict: India As a Rising Link Power,” In T.V. Paul, ed., Accommodating Rising Powers: Past, Present, and Future, Accepted for publication, 365-399, Cambridge University Press.
2015. JOURNAL ARTICLE. James Nedumpara, Gregory Shaffer, and Aseema Sinha, “State Transformation and the Rise of Lawyers: The WTO, India, and Transnational Legal Ordering,” Law and Society Review, Vol. 49, Issue 3, September 2015. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ccl.idm.oclc.org/doi/10.1111/lasr.2015.49.issue-3/issuetoc
2015. JOURNAL ARTICLE. Aseema Sinha. “Scaling Up: Beyond the Subnational Comparative Method for India,” Studies in Indian Politics, 3 (1), 128-133, June 2015. Available at: http://inp.sagepub.com.ccl.idm.oclc.org/content/3/1/128.short?rss=1&ssource=mfr
PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS AND MONOGRAPH
JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
2013. JOURNAL ARTICLE. Tricia Olsen and Aseema Sinha. “Linkage Politics and the Persistence of National Policy Autonomy in Emerging Powers: Patents, Profits, and Patients in the Context of TRIPS Compliance,” Business and Politics, Volume 15, issue 3, 323-356. Available at: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/bap.2013.15.issue-3/bap-2012-0012/bap-2012-0012.xml
2012. BOOK CHAPTER. Aseema Sinha, 2012. “Biography of a Commodity and a Policy: A Product in Search of a Market,” in David Trubek and Mario Shapiro ed., Law and Development: A Dialogue Between BRICs (Brazil, Russia, China, India), Brazil: Saraiva Press, 2012. (In Portuguese).
2012. JOURNAL ARTICLE. Aseema Sinha, “A Story of Four Revolutions: Mechanisms of Change in India,” Asia Policy, July 2012.
2011. BOOK CHAPTER. Aseema Sinha, 2011. “An Institutional Perspective on the Post-Liberalization State in India,” In Akhil Gupta and K. Sivaramakrishnan, ed., The State in India after Liberalization: Inter-disciplinary Perspectives, New York: Routledge: 2011.
Times of India, is India’s prominent daily newspaper, with the largest circulation across India.
INVITED SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS
2015. Seminar Presentation, When David Meets Goliath, Cornell University, April 21st, 2015, Ithaca.
2015. Presentation, “Re-Assessing US Pivot to Asia: India,” at Decline of American Power?, Conference at CMC, Keck Center, April 9-10, 2015.
2014. Seminar Presentation, When David Meets Goliath,” at India-China Institute, New School, New York City, November 2014.
2013. Presented a Paper, “A Reluctant Global Power?: Global Linkages and New Domestic Imperatives in India, Workshop on Rising Powers: Is Peaceful Accommodation Possible? McGill University, Canada, November 2-3, 2013.
Selected Awards and Affiliations
Received the three year WAGE Collaborative award for “Remaking the Developmental State,” with Professor Gay Seidman (Sociology), and John Ohnesorge (Law). See: http://wage.wisc.edu/research/collaboratives/state/
Awarded a Fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Fall 2004-Spring 2005.
“The Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences,” 2002 by the American Institute of Indian Studies for Aseema Sinha, Regional Roots of Developmental Politics in India.
Aseema Sinha, Ph.D.
Wagener Family Associate Professor of Comparative Politics and George R. Roberts FellowEducation: B.A. Lady Shri Ram College (New Delhi, India), M.A. JNU (New Delhi, India), M.Phil. JNU, (New Delhi, India); Ph.D Cornell University, USA.Department(s): GovernmentEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: (909) 607-3856Fax: (909) 621-8419Address: Kravis Center 233Curriculum Vitae: Sinha CV August 2015.pdf
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