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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.