Dr. Pushkar

Dr. Pushkar Author, Columnist - Higher Education, Asst. Prof. Humanities & Social Sciences - BITS Pilani-Goa

Author, Columnist on Higher Education, Asst. Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS Pilani-Goa

Dr. Pushkar is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at BITS Pilani-Goa. He has previously taught at universities in Canada and India, as Lecturer in Development Studies, McGill University; and Lecturer in Political Science, Concordia University (both in Montreal, Canada); and at the Centre for Latin American Studies, Goa University (Goa, India). His teaching and research interests lie in the broad areas of development studies; public health and health policy; higher education in India; comparative politics and development; religion and politics; ethnicity, democracy, and welfare; and Latin America (especially Chile and Brazil) and South Asia (especially India).

Pushkar is the co-author of Democracy, Civil Society and Health in India (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and has written journal articles on Chilean politics and health reforms, and on democracy, public goods provision, and health in India. He also writes regularly on India’s higher education. His op-eds and essays have appeared in Asian Scientist (Singapore), Indian Express, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, The Conversation (Australia), and Braingainmag.com.

In January 2015, Forbes India listed Pushkar as one of India’s 24 thinkers “who best explain a rapidly-changing India to the world (and the world to India).”

Pushkar holds a PhD in Political Science from McGill University with concentration in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Earlier, he studied at St. Stephen’s College (Delhi), where he obtained a BA (honours) in History, followed by MA and MPhil degrees in International Relations/Politics at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi).

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