Dr Bhumitra Chakma

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

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • School of Law and Politics


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.


South Asia's Nuclear Security

Chakma, B. (2014). South Asia's Nuclear Security. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Book Chapter

Democratic Transition and Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons

Chakma, B. (2015). Democratic Transition and Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal Article

SAARC and region-building: is South Asia a region?

Chakma, B. (2018). SAARC and region-building: is South Asia a region?. Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 14(2), 189-205. doi:10.1080/19480881.2018.1478272

Sheikh Hasina Government's India policy: a three-level game?

Chakma, B. (2015). Sheikh Hasina Government’s India policy: a three-level game?. Journal of Asian security and international affairs, 2(1), 27-51.

Liberal peace and South Asia

Chakma, B. (2014). Liberal peace and South Asia. India quarterly, 70(3), 187-205.

Postgraduate supervision

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