is a Senior Research Fellow at University of Erfurt where he leads the BMBF funded project on Postcolonial Hierarchies in Peace and Conflict. Prior to that he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg, University of Duisburg Essen and has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Willy Brandt School of Public Policy.
He served as an Assistant Professor at Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. He has held various visiting positions at Free University Berlin, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Brussels and Berlin, University of Leipzig and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Afghanistan. He received his PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. As part of his research at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels, he has conducted extensive fieldwork in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Berlin and Brussels.
His primary interest lies in postcolonial and decolonial perspectives in IR and peace and conflict studies especially on epistemic and structural hierarchies that exist in the discipline. His other research interests include legitimacy of peace missions and India’s foreign policy. He is currently editing the Rowman and Littlefield Handbook on Peace and Conflict Studies: Perspectives from the Global South (s) which is a collaborative endeavour of scholars from the Global North and the Global South.