Sanjee Badigar Lokhande

Adjunct Faculty
444 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk


Forced Migration, Human rights, Comparative politics, South asian studies, Research methods


Sanjeevini Badigar Lokhande has taught Comparative Politics and Research Methods as Adjunct Faculty at Temple since 2016. She received her PhD in 2012 from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.  Her first book, Communal Violence, Forced Migration and the State: Gujarat Since 2002, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015.

She taught as Assistant Professor at the University of Mumbai for 4 years and has been invited to deliver lectures and present papers at JNU, New Delhi, Oxford University, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and Science Po, Paris. She has also contributed a chapter to Governance and the Governed: a collaborative book project between the London School of Economics and Tata Institute of Social Science called . She is currently a non-resident Visitng Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania. While much of her research has a strong empirical focus, she also centrally engages with larger theoretical questions. Her current areas of interest are governance and the state.

Selected Publications

  • Communal Violence, Forced Migration and the State: Gujarat since 2002, New Delhi, Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  • ‘Gujarat and its ‘Protean’ State’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLVIII No 39, 28 September 2013, pp 35-37. Available at
  • ‘A Normal Anomaly: Displacement due to Communal Violence in Gujarat’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLVII, 21 January 2012, pp 42-47. Available at
  • ‘Relief’ where there should be ‘Rights’: State practices related to communal violence in Gujarat’ in JankiAndharia (Ed) Structuring Peace, the State and Conflict Transformation: Prospects and Challenges in South Asia, Jamshedji Tata Centre for Disaster Management, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, 2012.

Courses Taught


  • Foreign Governments and Politics
  • Evidence and Knowledge
  • Politics of Identity in America


  • Forced Migration Studies
  • Internal Security in India
  • Public Polics
  • Ethics, Public Policy and Public Administration
  • Introduction to Methods in Research
  • Social and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhi