Faculty Bio

Himadeep Muppidi

Professor of Political Science on the Betty Goff Cook Cartwright Chair in International Studies and Chair of Political Science

Himadeep Muppidi is Professor of Political Science and serves on the steering committees of the programs in International Studies and Asian Studies.

His research and teaching interests are in the areas of globalization, critical international relations, South Asian politics and postcolonial theory.

Recent publications


Politics in Emotion: The Song of Telangana, Routledge (U.K), 2014.

The Colonial Signs of International Relations, Hurst (U.K.) and Columbia University Press (U.S.), 2012.

The World is My Home: A Hamid Dabashi Reader, co-edited and Introduction co-authored with Andrew Davison, Transaction Press, 2011.

Europe and its Boundaries: Words and Worlds, Within and Beyond, co-edited with Andrew Davison, Lexington Press, 2009.

The Politics of the Global, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2004.

Articles/Book Chapters

“Coloring the Global: Race, Colonialism and Internationalism,” Chapter in The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations. Edited by Andreas Gofas, Inanna Hamati-Ataya & Nicholas Onuf. Sage Publications, Forthcoming.

“The Elements of Bandung,” in Meanings of Bandung: Postcolonial Orders and Decolonial Visions, edited by Quynh Pham and Robbie Shilliam, Rowman & Littlefield, U.K., 2016.

“On The Politics of Exile,Security Dialogue, Special Issue, 44 (4), 299-313, 2013.

“Wresting the Frame,” in Claiming the International, edited by Arlene B. Tickner and David L. Blaney (Volume III of the series Worlding Beyond the West), Routledge, (U.K.), 2013. Co-authored with Quynh Pham.
“Colonial Violence, Postcolonial Specters: The Anxiety of Domination,” in Orientalism and War, edited by Tarak Barkawi and Keith Stanski, C. Hurst & Co. (U.K.), 2012. Co-authored with Quynh Pham.
“Colonialism,”  in International Relations: Perspectives for the Global South, edited by B.S. Chimni and Siddharth Mallavarapu, Pearson (New Delhi, India), 2012.

“G(r)azing the fields of IR: Romping Buffaloes, Festive Villagers” in Autobiographical International Relations: I, IR,  edited by Naeem Inayatullah, Routledge, (U.K.), 2011. Co-authored with Quynh Pham.

"Frantz Fanon," in Jenny Edkins and Nick-Vaughan Williams (eds.), Critical Theorists and International Relations, Routledge, London, U.K., 2009.

“Shame and Rage: International Relations and the World School of Colonialism,” in Robin Riley and Naeem Inayatullah (eds.), Interrogating Imperialism: Conversations on Gender, Race and War, Palgrave-Macmillan, London, U.K., 2006.

"Colonial and Postcolonial Global Governance," in Michael Barnett and Raymond Duvall (eds.) Power in Global Governance, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K., 2005.

"Diasporas before and after the Nation: Displacing the Modern," Interventions: An International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Volume 5, Number 1, April 2003, pp. 45-57. Co-authored with Christopher Chekuri.

“State Identity and Interstate Practices: The Limits to Democratic Peace in South Asia,” in Tarak Barkawi and Mark Laffey (eds.) Democracy, Liberalism and War: Rethinking the Democratic Peace Debate, Lynne Rienner, Boulder, CO, 2001.

Postcoloniality and the Production of International Insecurity: The Persistent Puzzle of U.S.-Indian Relations,” in Jutta Weldes, Mark Laffey, Hugh Gusterson and Raymond Duvall (eds.) Cultures of Insecurity: States, Communities and  the Production of Danger, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1999.

“Competing Asian Giants: Development and State Formation in India and China,” in Steven La Rue (ed.) Regional Handbook of Economic Development: India, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, Chicago, IL, 1997. Co-authored with Lei Guang.