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  • Sandipto Dasgupta

    Assistant Professor, Politics

    Email
    dasguptas@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    D - 6 East 16th Street

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    Sandipto Dasgupta

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    Sandipto Dasgupta is Assistant Professor of Politics at The New School for Social Research. For the 2024-25 academic year, he will be a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University. 

    His research is in the history of modern political and social thought, especially the political theory of empire, decolonization, and postcolonial presents. He is the author of Legalizing the Revolution: India and the Constitution of the Postcolony (Cambridge University Press, 2024), which reconstructs the institutionalization of nascent postcolonial futures through a historical study of the Indian constitution making experience. 

    Before coming to The New School, Sandipto was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and the British Academy. 


    Degrees Held

    PhD, Columbia University


    Recent Publications

    Books

    Legalizing the Revolution: India and the Constitution of the Postcolony (Cambridge University Press, May 2024)

    Media

    Quoted in "How Have Artists Shaped Previous Protest Movements?" artnet news, June 16, 2020.

    "The Fight for India's Democracy, From the University to the Streets," The Wire, January 12, 2020.

    "NSSR Welcomes Political Theorist Sandipto Dasgupta," Research Matters, June 14, 2019.


    Future Courses

    Directed Dissertation Study
    GPOL 7991, Fall 2024

    Ind Senior Prject
    LPOL 4990, Fall 2024, Spring 2025

    Independent Study
    LPOL 3950, Fall 2024, Spring 2025

    Independent Study
    GPOL 6990, Fall 2024

    Past Courses

    Dean's Honor Symposium
    LNGC 3930, Spring 2024

    Directed Dissertation Study
    GPOL 7991, Fall 2023

    Ind Senior Prject
    LPOL 4990, Fall 2023, Spring 2024

    Independent Study
    LPOL 3950, Fall 2023, Spring 2024

    Independent Study
    GPOL 6990, Fall 2023

    Law & Social Change
    ULEC 2862, Fall 2023

    New Currents in Pol Theory
    GPOL 5026, Fall 2023

    The Postcolonial World
    GPOL 6124, Spring 2024

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