Prof. Ujjwal Kumar Singh
Department of Political Science,
University Campus for South Delhi,
Benito Juarez Marg,
New Delhi -110021
Ph.D., School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, UK
University of Delhi
2006 – till date: Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi South Campus.
2004 – 2006: Reader, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi.
1998 – 2004: Reader, Departmant of Political Science, Panjab University.
1994 – 1998: Senior Lecturer, Hindu College, University of Delhi.
1986 – 1994: Lecturer, Hindu College, University of Delhi.
Areas of Specialization / Interest
State, Constitutionalism and Democracy - Laws and their relationship with state, democracy and constitutionalism, issues of rights and people’s movements, Judiciary, Election Commission.
Politics in India; Comparative Political Analysis; Key Concepts in Political Analysis; Democracy and Human Rights in India; State, Law and Politics in India; Social Movements and Revolutions; States in a Comparative Perspective; Revolutionary Thought and Practice; Political Economy and Society.
Supervision of awarded Doctoral Thesis: Two
Supervision of Doctoral Thesis, under progress: Eight
Supervision of awarded M.Phil dissertations: Eight
Supervision of M.Phil dissertations, under progress: Four
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar, ed. 2009. Human Rights and Peace: Ideas, Laws, Institutions and Movements, Volume IV of the Peace Studies Series. Delhi: Sage.|
|Sankaran, Kamala and Ujjwal Kumar Singh, eds. 2008. Towards Legal Literacy: An Introduction to the Laws in India. Delhi: Oxford University Press.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2007. The State, Democracy and Anti-Terror Laws in India. Delhi: Sage.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2004. Institutions and Democratic Governance: A Study of the Election Commission and Electoral Governance in India, Monograph no. 9. New Delhi: Nehru Memorial Museum & Library.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 1998. Political Prisoners in India. Delhi: Oxford University Press.|
Research papers published in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2009. The Ambivalence of Citizenship: The IMDT Act (1983) and the politics of Forclusion in Assam. Critical Asian Studies. 41(1):.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2006. The Silent Erosion: Anti-Terror Laws and Shifting Contours of Jurisprudence in India. Diogenes. 53(4):.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2005. Democratising State and Civil Society: Role of Civil Liberties and Democratic Rights Movements in India. Contemporary India. 4(1&2):.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2005. State, Extraordinary Laws, and the Violence of Jurisprudence: The Prevention of Terrorism Act in India. Scienza & Politica. 32:.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2004. Constitutionalism, Plurality and Extraordinary Laws in India. Contemporary India. 3(2):.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2002. Statutory Frameworks and Institutional Arrangements of Electoral Governance in India. Ethnic Studies Report. 20(1&2):.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2001. Transitions in Comparative Politics: Past Concerns and New Challenges. Panjab Journal of Politics. 25(1):.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 1999. Prisoners as Criminals and Prisoners as Citizens: The Question of their Rights. Indian Journal of Human Rights. 2:.|
Research papers published in Academic Journals other than Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2006. POTA and the case of Raja Bhaiya. Economic and Political Weekly. (1):.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2004. State and the Emerging Interlocking Legal Systems in India: Permanence of the Temporary. Economic and Political Weekly. 39(2):.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2004. POTA and Federalism. Weekly Economic and Political. 39(18):.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2004. Repeal of POTA: What About Other Draconian Acts. Economic and Political Weekly. 39(33):.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2003. POTA Review: What Will it Achieve?. Economic and Political Weekly. 38(49):.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2003. Democratic Dilemmas: Can Democracy Do Without Extraordinary Laws? . Economic and Political Weekly. 38(5):.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2002. Amnesty to Police Officers: Probing the Politics of Truth and Reconciliation in Punjab. Economic and Political Weekly. 37(32):.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2002. Citizen-Voter and the Right to Know. Mainstream. (32):.|
Other publications (Edited works/Books reviews/festschrift volumes etc.)
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2008. Statutory Frameworks and Institutional Arrangements for Electoral Governance in India. In Electoral Processes and Governance in South Asia, ed. Dushyantha Mendis. Delhi: Sage.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2008. The Silent Erosion: Anti-Terror Laws and Shifting Contors of Jurisprudence in India. In Conflict, Power and the Landscape of Constitutionalism, ed. Ranabir Samaddar and Giles Tarabout. Delhi: Routledge.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2008. Penal Strategies and Political Resistance in Colonial and Independent India. In Challenging the Rule(s) of Law: Colonialism, Criminology and Human Rights in India, ed. Ranbir Singh and Kalpana Kannabiran. Delhi: Sage.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2006. Human Rights in India. In The Encyclopedia of India, ed. Stanley Wolpert. New York: Charles Scribner.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2005. POTA and Fedralism. In Federal India: A Design for Good Governance, ed. Akhtar Majeed. Delhi: Centre for Federal Studies and Manak.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2001. Prati-Upaniveshvad Andolan aur Mahilayein: Mudde aur Sandarbha. In Narivadi Rajneeti: Sangharsh Evam Mudde, ed. Sadhna Arya, Nivedita Menon and Jinee Lokaneeta. Delhi: Rajneeti Shaastra Vibhaag aur Hindi Maadhyam Nideshalaya, Delhi.|
|Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 1999. Political Prisoners and the Prison System: Colonial Purposes and Praxiological Problems. In Punishment and the Prison: Indian and International Perspectives, ed. Rani D Shankardass. Delhi: Sage.|
Organization of a Conference
Terror, Law and Bio-politics: Exploring Extraordinariness with Julia Eckert at the International Inaugural Conference of the Law and Social Science Network, January 8-11, 2009, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU.
Organiser, Security Laws: Anti-terror laws and the Securitization of Liberty, April 1-2, 2007, Human Rights Assembly. (Convened by Amnesty International at the India International Centre, New Delhi)
Participation as Paper Presenter
2010. Doing Political Research: Law, Politics and the Subaltern. Paper presented at the UGC-DSA Workshop on Studying Politics versus Doing Politics, April 5-6, 2010. (Organized by the Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad)
2010. Changing Dimensions of Policing in India’s Internal Wars: Special Police Officers and Community Policing. Paper presented at the International Conference on Social Violence and Police: Crass-National Experiences, March 9-10, 2010, Gangtok. (Organized by the Centre for Public Affairs, Sikkim University, Indian Council of Social Science Research, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, FMSH, and Bureau of Police Research and Development)
2010. Can There Be Just Peace? Breaking Free from a Guided Peace Framework. Paper presented at the International Conference on Human Rights: Changing Dimensions, February15-16, 2010. (Organized by Panjab University, Chandigarh and Oxford Brookes University, U.K.)
2009. The Maoist Movement in India and the Question of Civil and Democratic Rights. Paper presented at the National Seminar on The Human Rights Discourse in India: Challenges for Theory and Action, December 2-3, 2009. (Organized by the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.
2009. Emerging National Security State in India: A study of Democracy, security concerns and anti-terror laws. Paper presented at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Indian Politics, November 19, 2009, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Pune, Pune.
2009. Free and voluntary? Confessions, the right to silence and the construction of voluntary truth. Paper presented at the International Inaugural Conference of the Law and Social Science Network (LASSNET), January 8-11, 2009, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU, Delhi.
2009. Swaraj and the Right to Resist. Paper presented in the panel on Human Rights and Social Justice at the three day International Conference on Social Development and the Human Civilisation in the 21st Century to observe the centenary of Hind Swaraj, February 12-14, 2009), India International Centre.
2008. Human Rights of the Marginalised: The Institutional Dimension. Paper presented at the National Seminar on Human Rights and the Marginalised: Towards a New Agenda, November 6 – 7, 2008, IIC, Delhi. (Organised by the Centre for Social Development)
2008. Anti-terror Laws in India. Paper presented at the International conference on After Empire: Global Governance Today, June 13-14, 2008, Watson Institute for International Affairs, Brown University, Providence.
2008. Between Affirmation and Denial: Civil Political Rights and the Supreme Court of India Since the 1990s. Paper presented at the International conference on Courting Justice, the Second BISA [Brazil India South Africa] Conference, April 27-29, 2008, IIC, Delhi. (Organised by NALSAR, Hyderabad and the N K Nambiyar Chair of Comparative SAARC and Global South Constitutional Studies)
2008. The Judicial Nineties: Of Truth, Power and Entire State of Captivity. Paper presented at the National conference on The Judicial Nineties, May 11-12, 2008. (Organised by the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore.
2007. Institutional Autonomy and Issues of Democracy: The Election Commission of India. Paper presented at the seminar on Political Institutions in India: Critical Perspectives, January 18, 2007. (Organised by the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Awards and distinctions
Fellow, Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi, 2002 - 2004.
Felix Scholarship by School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London for research leading to a PhD in Political Studies, 1992 - 1996.
Association with Professional Bodies
Advisor, NCERT Committee for the Development of Political Science Textbook for Class XII titled ‘Politics in India since Independence’, 2007-08, under the National Curriculum Framework – 2005. The textbook has been edited and produced for the Class XII CBSE examination, 2008 onwards.
Sankaran, Kamala, Ujjwal Kumar Singh and Meera Varma, eds. Legal Literacy. http://www.du.ac.in/coursematerial/ba/legal/index.html
Fellow at Developing Countries Research Centre, an interdisciplinary research centre of Delhi University, October 1997 onwards.
Visiting faculty at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Pune, Pune (19 November 2009 to 21 November 2009).
Summer Institute Workshop on ‘Global Governance’ at the Watson Institute for International studies at Brown University, Providence (9-12 June 2008). The workshop focused on new approaches to International Law Networks to ignite new intellectual questions and engage ideas from the disciplines and schools of thought within law currently shaping global governance.
Core Member of the Network for the Study of South Asian Politics and Political Economy (NETSAPPE), a project of the Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan, U.S.A (2001-2004).
Positions of Responsibility
Member, Board of Studies, Kanpur University, 2010.
Teacher in-charge, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi South Campus (UDSC), Delhi University from 2007 - 2010.
Teacher in-charge, Department of Political Science, Hindu College, Delhi University from April 1997 to March 1998.
Member, Governing Body, Hindu College, Delhi University from May 1997 to April 1998.
Deputy Director, Developing Countries Research Centre, an interdisciplinary research centre of Delhi University from January 1998 to April 1998.
2006-09, Member of the Curriculum Committee of the B.A. Application course in Legal Literacy initiated in 2006, which coordinated the teaching of the course in the University and produced web-literature including chapters written by Delhi University teachers.
2008, Convenor, Indian Government and Politics group for revision of undergraduate BA (Hons) compulsory and optional courses in Political Science at Delhi University.
2007, Member syllabus committee for the course ‘Introduction to Human Rights and Gender Studies, an elective course at the Higher Secondary Stage under the NCERT National Curriculum Framework 2005 (April-May 2007).
1998, Involved in revision, restructuring and introduction of new graduate courses in Political Science Department, Panjab University (academic year 1998-99 onwards)
Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2005. L’érosion Silencieuse: Lois Antiterrorists et Jurisprudence en Inde, DIOGÈNE. International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies. No.212. (In French)(published by Sage, London in five languages)
Singh, Ujjwal Kumar. 2008. The Silent Erosion: Anti-Terror Laws and Shifting Contours of Jurisprudence in India. In Conflict, Power and the Landscape of Constitutionalism, ed. Ranabir Samaddar and Giles Tarabout. Delhi & Abingdon: Routledge. A Translation of the paper in Turkish appeared in an edited volume brought out by the Criminal Law Department of University of Istanbul, Turkey.
Chaired a panel on ‘Security Laws: Anti-terror laws and the Securitization of Liberty’, at the Human Rights Assembly convened by Amnesty International at the India International Centre, New Delhi, 1-2 April, 2007.
Seminar Lecture on ‘Human Rights in a Globalising World: Contemporary Issues’ as Guest-in-chief at the UGC-Sponsored National Level seminar on Human Rights Education: Human Rights in the Globalizing World at Dr.Bhupendra Nath Dutta Smriti Mahavidyalaya, Burdwan, West Bengal, 26 -27 March 2010 and 27.03.2010.
The Perversity of National Security: Anti-terror Laws and the Construction of Suspect Communities in India. Inaugural Public Lecture at the Centre for Penology, Criminal Justice and Police Studies, Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat, 27 November 2009.