Nazmul S. Sultan (PhD Chicago, 2020) is an Assistant Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Political Science. His research interests include the history of political thought (especially Indian and British), empire and anticolonial thought, popular sovereignty, and ideas of the global.
His forthcoming book, Waiting for the People: Anticolonialism and the Idea of Democracy in India, studies how a foundational set of disputes over the terms of peoplehood underwrote the formation of the idea of democracy in colonial India. He is also working on a second project on the global condition of nineteenth- and twentieth-century political thought—both European and non-European.
His research has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Political Science, Political Theory, Review of Politics, among others.
Before joining UBC, Nazmul was the George Kingsley Roth Research Fellow at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge. For more information, please visit his website here.
- Waiting for the People: Anticolonialism and the Idea of Democracy in India (forthcoming with Harvard University Press).
- “Self-Rule and the Problem of Peoplehood in Colonial India,” American PoliticalScience Review 114, no. 1 (2020): 81-94; doi:10.1017/S0003055419000601
- “Between the Many and the One: Anticolonial Federalism and Popular Sovereignty,” Political Theory 50, no. 2 (2022): 247-274; doi:1177/00905917211018534
- “Moral Empire and the Global Meaning of Gandhi’s Anti-Imperialism,” Review of Politics (forthcoming)