Mr Amogh Sharma

Research Student

Amogh Dhar Sharma is a doctoral candidate in International Development at the University of Oxford. His current doctoral research examines the changing nature of electoral and party politics, and the on-going ‘professionalisation of politics’ in India. His broader research interests include political parties & democratisation, political communication, and political economy of development. In addition to academic publications and conferences, his research has featured in the popular media on platforms such as BBC radio, The Conversation, Scroll.in and The Diplomat.

Amogh holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from University of Delhi and an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford. He has extensive experience in the field of development policy making, and has been involved as a research assistant in projects on, inter alia, urbanisation and slums in India, social policy interventions in South Africa, and childhood poverty in the Global South.

As a graduate student at Oxford, Amogh has been the co-convener of the South Asian Political Thought (SAPT) Seminar Series, had been involved in undergraduate and graduate level teaching and supervision responsibilities, and has served also as the Welfare Officer at Wolfson College.

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‘Doing politics’: exploring the professionalisation of politics in India
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Graduate Teaching

  • Teaching Assistant for Qualitative Research Methods (Archives & Historical Documents), MPhil in Development Studies (Academic Year 2018/19)
  • Teaching Assistant for Core Course in Development Studies, MPhil in Development Studies (Academic Year 2017/18)
  • Teaching Assistant for History and Politics of South Asia, MSc & MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies (Academic Year 2017/18)
  • Teaching Assistant for Quantitative Research Methods, MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy (Academic Year 2016/17)
  • Seminar Instructor for Refresher Course in Mathematics, Statistics, and Stata, MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy (Academic Year 2016/17)

Undergraduate Teaching & Thesis Supervision

  • Thesis Supervisor, Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Honours School, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford (Academic Year, 2017/18)
  • Tutor for Politics in South Asia, Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Honours School - Balliol, Magdalen, St Anne’s & Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford (Academic Years 2016/17 & 2017/18)
  • Course Instructor for Politics in South Asia, Lady Margaret Hall Visiting Students Programme, University of Oxford (Academic Year, 2017/18)
  • Course Instructor for Politics in South Asia, Yale University-Worcester College Visiting Students Programme, University of Oxford  (Academic Year, 2016/17

Research Students supervised

Journal articles and special issues

Sharma, Amogh (with Garima Jaju and Ikuno Naka) (2017) 'Home, Displacement and Belonging: An Editorial Introduction', St Antony’s International Review 12 (2) 3-8
Sharma, Amogh (with Franziska Meink et al) (2017) 'Pathways from family disadvantage via abusive parenting and caregiver mental health to adolescent health risks in South Africa’', Journal of Adolescent Health 60 (1) 57-64
Sharma, Amogh (with Garima Jaju and Ikuno Naka) (eds) (2017) ' Special Themes Section: Home, Displacement and Belonging', St Antony’s International Review
Sharma, Amogh (with Garima Jaju and Ikuno Naka) (2017) 'Feature Interview: Prof Aihwa Ong in Conversation with STAIR', St Antony’s International Review 12 (2) 15-25

Working papers

Sharma, Amogh (with Sachin De Stone et al) (2016) 'Factors associated with Good and Harsh Parenting of Pre-Adolescents and Adolescents in Southern Africa', Office of Research – Innocenti Working Paper WP-2016-20 UNICEF

Reviews

Sharma, Amogh (2017) 'Book Review: 'Autumn of the Matriarch: Indira Gandhi’s Final Term in Office' by Diego Maiorano', South Asia Research 37 (2) 249-51
18 June, 2019
ODID academics to present at 2019 DSA conference
14 Apr, 2019
The Indian elections. Amogh Sharma speaks to BBC Radio Derby about trust in the electoral process, differences in the parties' manifestos and the role of the Indian diaspora
09 Apr, 2019
'A single WhatsApp message can incite people to violence'. Amogh Sharma features in the Anthill's India Tomorrow podcast series about Indian elections
Research interests:

Political parties & democratisation; history & politics of South Asia; developmental state & civil society; political economy of development