I am a lecturer, researcher and author specialising in China and India’s rise to worldwide importance, and the study of great power politics and nationalism. Based at the University of St Andrews, I work as a public intellectual who shares my longstanding expertise with a range of audiences, in order to improve their understanding of important dynamics in the contemporary world.
By building engagement on topics of global significance, I seek to actively enhance our appreciation of current affairs in a compelling, energetic and interesting manner. Driven by a deep curiosity and enthusiasm, My Writing, Public Engagement and Media activities collectively aim to enrich our awareness, knowledge and thinking as a society. I am currently developing a range of ideas concerning Hindu nationalism, the political history of modern India, the rise of great powers, authoritarianism, and China’s coming world order.