Mr John Abraham

Supervised by

  • Oliver Heath First/primary/lead supervisor


Personal profile

John Abraham obtained an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, where his research focused on identity politics and communalism in India. His doctoral thesis, supervised by Dr. Yasmin Khan, looks at the political economy of nationalism under the NDA coalition government in India (1998-2004), examining how such influences as ideology, coalition building, external pressures and transnational networks influenced the formation of economic policy. John has taught courses in International Development and South Asian Studies at the University of Calgary and has served as a teaching assistant for modules in international political economy and quantitative methods at Royal Holloway.

He is a Researsh Associate with the Leverhulme Trust funded project 'Global Development: the role of Translocal Afro-Eurasian Elites', Project Administrator for the EU funded 'Community Owned Best practice for sustainable Resource Adaptive management in the Guiana Shield' project and the webmaster for the Royal Holloway Diplomatic Society.

John has acted as Conference Co-convener for 'Nationalism Migration and the Global Economy in the Twenty First Century' (Royal Holloway 2011) and 'Welcoming Strangers' (Royal Holloway 2012).

Selected Presentations

'Strange Bedfellows: Ideologies of Development in India from Gandhian Socialism to Hindutva Nationalism', All Souls College, Oxford 2011.

'The Political Economy of Hindutva Nationalism in India: 1998-2004', International Studies Association annual conference, Montreal 2011.

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