Dr Bhumitra Chakma

Senior Lecturer, Director of the South Asia Project and Programme Director for BA Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

School of Law and Politics

b.chakma@hull.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1482 465750

Before joining the University of Hull, Bhumitra Chakma taught at the University of Dhaka and the University of Adelaide.

He obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees from University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, a second Masters in International Relations at the International University of Japan, and his PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Bhumitra was a resident fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in Washington DC, a visiting fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Affairs, NTU, Singapore, and a visiting scholar in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University.

He is the founder and director of the South Asia Project.

 

Research

Research Interests

  • Security studies
  • South Asia’s regional international relations, security and strategic politics
  • Politics of nuclear weapons, arms control and disarmament
  • Nuclear proliferation and non-proliferation
  • International relations theory
  • Ethnicity, ethnic conflict resolution and peace building

Research groups

  • Centre for Security Studies
  • South Asia Project

Publications

Books

(2015) South Asia’s Nuclear Security (London: Routledge)

(2014) ed., South Asia in Transition: Democracy, Political Economy and Security (London: Palgrave Macmillan)

(2011) ed., The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia (Surrey: Ashgate)

(2009) Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons (London and New York: Routledge)

(2004) Strategic Dynamics and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation in South Asia (Bern and New York: Peter Lang)

Full list

Teaching

Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • International Relations: Theory and Practice (MA Core)
  • Power and the State in International Relations (MA)
  • Global Challenges (MA)
  • Nuclear Weapons Proliferation in the Post-Cold War Era (Level 6)
  • Ethnic Conflict Resolution and Peace Building (Level 5)
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics (Level 4)
  • Introduction to International Relations (Level 4)
  • Politics, War and Ethics (Level 3)

Research PhDs

Dr Chakma welcomes applications in

  • Strategic and security issues
  • Global nuclear politics
  • Asia-Pacific security
  • South Asian international relations
  • South Asia's nuclear weapons, arms control and disarmament
  • International relations theory
  • Ethnicity, ethnic conflict resolution and peace building

Completed PhDs

  • Dr Zafar Khan

 

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA and MSS (University of Dhaka)
  • MA (International University of Japan)
  • PhD (University of Queensland)

External roles

  • Member, ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship College, UK
  • Executive committee member, Centre for Alternatives, Dhaka
  • Advisory Board member, Jadavpur Journal of International Relations
  • Member, Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars Alumni Association
  • Member, Global Nuclear Order Group, BISA
  • Member, European Association of South Asian Studies

Awards and accolades

  • Resident Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, Washington DC
  • Visiting Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Affairs, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University