Sarbeswar Sahoo is Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He was Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Weber Centre, University of Erfurt, Germany. He received his Ph.D from the National University of Singapore , Singapore. Before joining IIT Delhi in July 2010, Dr. Sahoo was a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. His research interests include issues related to Postcolonial State, Civil Society and Democratization, Pentecostal Christianity, Hindu Nationalism, and Neo-liberal Globalization.
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Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016
Pentecostal Christianity, Post-colonial State, Civil Society and Democratization, Identity Politics, Hindu Nationalism, Poverty, and Neo-liberal Globalization.
PhD, National University of Singapore (2010)
M.Phil, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2004)
MA, Hyderabad Central University (2002)
Adjunct Fellow, Center for the Study of Religion and Culture in Asia, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2013-Present
Visiting Professor, Institute of Ethnology, University of Muenster, Germany, May-July 2015
Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Weber Centre for Advanced Social and Cultural Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany 2011-13
Visiting Fellow, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, January-June 2010
Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, 2009
Visiting PhD Fellow, Department of International Development Studies, School of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University, Denmark, 2008
Civil Society and Democratization in India: Institutions, Ideologies and Interests, London, New York: Routledge, 2013.
'Market Liberalism, Marginalized Citizens, and Counter-Movements in India,' Asian Studies Review, Forthcoming 2017.
'Civil Society and Democratization: A Counter-Case from India,' Democratization, Vol.21, No.3, May 2014, pp.480-500.
‘Political Mobilization, the Poor and Democratization in Neo-liberal India’, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 40, No. 3, August 2010, pp. 487-508.
'Religious Violence and the "Developmental State" in Rajasthan,' in R.C. Tripathi and Purnima Singh, eds. (2016) Perspectives on Violence and Othering in India, New Delhi: Springer, pp.175-194.
'Empowering the Vernacular Publics: Civil Society and Democratic Participation in Rajasthan,' in T.A. Neyazi, A. Tanabe and S. Ishizaka, eds. (2014) Democratic Transformation and the Vernacular Public Arena in India, London: Routledge, pp.59-75.
State, Civil Society and Democratization Theory, Indian Sociology, Political Sociology, Sociological Theory, Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Development