You are here

Nazir Ahmad Mir

Research Assistant - Pak Digest
+91 11 2671 7983


April/October 2016

Areas of interest

Nationalism and international conflict; ethnic conflict and state making in South Asia; democracy and modernity; recognition theory and world politics; international relation theory.


PhD, pursuing at Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

Post-Graduation in “Conflict Analysis and Peace Building,” Jamia Millia Islamia.

PG Diploma, Print Journalism, YMCA, New Delhi.


Nazir has prepared draft for his doctoral thesis at Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. The thesis dwells on ethnic conflicts and nationalism debates and tries to find a theoretical explanation of ‘Formation of national identity in India’ by exploring recognition theory. Prior to getting enrolled in PhD, Nazir did his MA from the same university and wrote his MA thesis on “Secularism and Identity Politics”. He qualified UGC NET in June 2012 in ‘International Politics and area studies’. He also pursued one year PG Diploma in print journalism from YMCA, New Delhi.

Nazir is working on two papers: one on the national identity formation in India and other tries to contextualize the securitization theory. Apart from that, he has written review articles, and reviews in peer review journals and has presented papers in conferences and seminars. He has been contributing on global and local social, political, economic, and security issues in some dailies in Jammu and Kashmir, like the Rising Kashmir, Greater Kashmir, and some online magazines as well.


Review, Ethnic Subnationalist Insurgencies in South Asia, edt. by Jugdep Chima, forthcoming in Journal for Civil Wars.

Dynamics of ‘civil-military’ relations in India, review article, Strategic Analysis, 40:1, 56-62, DOI: 10.1080/09700161.2015.1116256