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.
Chakma's latest publication - 'South Asian Regionalism: The Limits of Cooperation' - has recently been published by Bristol University Press. He guest edited the special issue of Strategic Analysis on the theme - 'The BRI and India's Neighbourhood' - in 2019.
He is currently editing a book (with Dr Xiudian Dai) - 'The BRI and Sino-Indian Rivalry in the 21st Century ', to be published by Palgrave Macmillan.