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Khalid Anis Ansari

Khalid Anis Ansari

Senior Assistant Professor of Law. Glocal University
Ph.D. University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, the Netherlands







University of Humanistic Studies (UvH), Utrecht (the Netherlands)

M A (Sociology)


Annamalai University, Chidambaram (India)



Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (India)

BA (Hons) in Economics


Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (India)

UGC-NET (Sociology)


University Grants Commission


Professional Experience
1. Founding Coordinator, The Patna Collective, New Delhi and Patna (India), May 2006-July 2013. Led various research and community development projects, internationally supported by organisations in India [Centre for Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), Bangalore], the Netherlands [Mensen met een Missie (M & M) and HIVOS) and the U.K. (The Gandhi Foundation).
2. Research Consultant, Action Aid India, Patna (India), Research Project on Class and Identity, Jan 2006-April 2006
3. Founding Director, Society for Promotion of Education & Culture (SPEC), Jotiba Phule Nagar (India), December 2001-December 2005, worked on an educational project supported by Sajjadiya Trust (Canada).
4. Coordinator (Training Programmes), Social Development Foundation, New Delhi, July 1998-November 2001

The Anatomy of Social Life, Cultures of Democracy, Sociology of India

Research Interests
Democracy and Counterpublics, Caste and Religion, Social Histories of the Marginalized, Conflict and Peace Studies

Select Publications
1. Ansari, Khalid Anis, The Muslim Affirmative Action Debate: Post-Sachar Reflections, in Ali, Zaheer and Jal, Murzban (ed.), What ails Indian Muslims [Aakar, New Delhi, 2015 (forthcoming)]. The same paper was submitted to Post-Sachar Evaluation Committee (chaired by Prof. Amitabh Kundu), Ministry of Minority Affairs, GOI.
2. Ansari, Khalid Anis, When Bechu turned into Abdur Rehman, in Kejriwal, Pritha (ed.), What the Jaguar Knows we dont Know, The Kindle Biannual, Ink Publications, Kolkata. ISBN number: 978-81-930424-0-3, December, 2014.
3. Ansari, Khalid Anis, Muslims that minority politics left behind, The Hindu, June 17, 2013.
4. Ansari, Khalid Anis, Analysing the OBC-Minority Sub-Quota, Mainstream Weekly, ISSN: 0542:1462, February 25, 2012.
5. Ansari, Khalid Anis, Pluralism, Civil Society and Subaltern Counterpublics: Reflecting on Contemporary Challenges in India through the Case-Study of the Pasmanda Movement., Pluralism Working Paper Series (No. 9), University of Humanistic Studies (UvH) and Hivos, the Netherlands. ISSN: 1879-7172, October 2011.
6. Yadav, Ashok and Ansari, Khalid Anis, Notes on Forbesganj Violence. Mainstream Weekly, ISSN: 0542:1462, July 16, 2011.
7. Ansari, Khalid Anis, Ghettoes of the Mind, kafila.org, March 21, 2011
8. Ansari, Khalid Anis, Caste Census and Indian Muslims: A Rejoinder to Abusaleh Shariff, countercurrents.org, August 28, 2010.
9. Ansari, Khalid Anis, Debating Muslim Reservations, Mainstream Weekly, ISSN: 0542:1462, April 9-15, 2010.
10. Ansari, Khalid Anis, Rethinking the Pasmanda Movement, Economic and Political Weekly, ISSN: 0012-9976, March 28, 2009.
11. Ansari, Khalid Anis, Segregate and Rule, Communalism Combat, February 2009.
12. Ansari, Khalid Anis, A Tale of Two Mosques , Himal Southasian, January 2009.
13. Ansari, Khalid Anis, Pasmanda Movement and the Question of Secularism, Mainstream Weekly, ISSN: 0542:1462, July 26, 2008.

Select Conferences, Paper Presentations & Talks
1. Development and Identity among the Backward Caste Muslims, Workshop on Development, Identity and Politics: Margins of the Other Backward Classes, G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad, 17-18 August, 2015
2.Pluralism Concerns in India, International Summer School on Pluralism, Development and Social Change, Organised by the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice from the University of the Free State, South Africa and the University of Humanistic Studies, the Netherlands, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 6-21 December, 2014.
3.The Idea of Indian Secularism: Towards a Post-Minority Critique, National Conference on Caste, Religion and Reservation: With Special Focus on Dalit Muslims and Dalit Christians, Dr K.R. Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 19-20 November, 2013.
4. Post-Secular Secularizations: Pluralism and Post-Minority Identity Politics in Contemporary India, International seminar on Pluralism and Secularism organized by Dept. of Globalization Studies and the Kosmopolis Institute of the University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 7-8 November 2013.
5. Caste and Islam: An Overview, National Seminar on Caste and Culture in India, Phule-Ambedkar Chair, University of Mumbai, 13-14 March, 2013.
6. The Politicization of Muslim Caste: Reflections on the Pasmanda Discourse, ICSSR (WRC) sponsored National Seminar on Understanding and Resisting Caste, Dr. Ambedkar Centre for Social Justice, University of Mumbai, 11-12 March, 2013.
7. Difference and Inequality in India: Reflections on the Pasmanda Movement, International Summer School on Managing Diversity in UgandaTheory and Practice, The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda & Kampala International University (School of Social Sciences), Kampala (Uganda), 5-9 Nov, 2012.
8. Pluri-Culture and Interreligious Conflict, International Conference on Knowledge and Change: Theory and Practice of Development Dilemmas, Hivos, The Hague (the Netherlands), 29 Sept-1 Oct, 2010.
9. Gandhi, Multiculturalism and Communal Violence in India, International workshop on Peace-building Challenges in 21st Century: Gandhian Perspectives, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, BHU, Varanasi, 3-4 Feb, 2010.
10. Indian Notions of Secularism: A Pasmanda Critique, International Conference on Promoting Pluralism through Civic Reason, Kosmopolis Institute (UvH) and Hivos, Utrecht (the Netherlands), 25-26 May, 2009.

National and International Recognition
1. HIVOS (the Netherlands) PhD Fellowship--Pluralism Knowledge Programme (2010-2013).
2. The Mahatma Gandhi Foundation (UK) Fellowship for researching on Class and Identity (2007).

Executive Summary
Khalid Anis Ansari is Senior Assistant Professor at Glocal Law School, Glocal University, Saharanpur (UP) and broadly works in the field of social and cultural theory with special focus on democratic transformation and subaltern counterpublics, caste and religion, and social histories of the marginalized. He has worked on various research and community development projects and has been associated with democratic movements in North India as an interlocutor and knowledge activist. He was awarded the HIVOS PhD FellowshipPluralism Knowledge Programme (2010-2013) for his doctoral work with University of Humanistic Studies (UvH), Utrecht, the Netherlands.