Nazmul S. Sultan

Ph.D. Candidate in Political Theory

University of Chicago. 

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Theory at the University of Chicago, specializing in the history of anticolonial political thought, popular sovereignty, and empire and international thought. Focusing on colonial India, my dissertation reframes the problem of colonialism in the history of political thought and offers a new interpretation of the anticolonial democratic project. An article based on a chapter of the dissertation has appeared in the American Political Science Review.

I am currently finishing up my dissertation with a fellowship from the Andrew Mellon Foundation. In the coming fall, I will join the University of Cambridge as a Junior Research Fellow at Christ’s College.

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