Nimmi Kurian | Associate Professor

Nimmi Kurian is associate professor at the Centre for Policy Research. Nimmi is interested in foreign policy, in particular India’s border states, China’s domestic politics, Indian and Chinese approaches to regionalism, and transborder governance. Her recent work includes studies of the accountability debates in India and China, post-Mao policy shifts in China’s regional development, and Northeast India and its neighbourhood. She has also produced a critical reading of the transborder subregion and an agenda for India-China water dialogue.

Nimmi is part of the Asian Borderlands Research Initiative, a network of scholars interested in the reconfiguration of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of borderlands. She is also part of the BCIM Forum, a subregional Track-II initiative of research institutes from India, China, Bangladesh, and Myanmar to study processes of marginalisation in the peripheries and suggest actionable and alternate imaginaries.

She has a PhD in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.