Nimmi Kurian | Professor

Nimmi Kurian is Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi and Faculty Advisor, India China Institute, The New School, New York. She was Fellow (2008-2010) and India Academic Representative (2010-2015), India China Institute, The New School, New York. Her research interests include Asian borderlands, comparative regionalism and subregionalism, Indian foreign policy, constituent diplomacy and transboundary water governance. She is one of the contributors to the India Country Report as part of the Bangladesh China India Myanmar Economic Corridor (BCIM EC) Joint Study Group, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. She is also 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. Her recent publications include:  India and China: Rethinking Borders and Security (co-eds) University of Michigan Press, 2016; The India China Borderlands: Conversations Beyond the Centre, Sage, 2014;  ‘The Rupee’s Reach: The Lending Curve of India’s Development Diplomacy in South Asia’, CPR Policy Brief, February 2017; ‘The Blind Men and the Elephant: Making Sense of China’s One Belt One Road Initiative’, CPR Policy Brief, December 2016.

Ongoing Book Project: Spaces and Subversions: Towards a Social History of India-Burma Relations in the Twentieth Century

Most Recent Output: An Uneven Flow? Navigating Downstream Concerns Over China’s Water Policy (Book Chapter)