Paresh Hate

Teaching Associate


Academic Programmes

B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)


  • PhD in Comparative Politics and Political Theory | JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY, NEW DELHI
    2019 – PRESENT
  • Master of Arts (Philosophy) | JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY, NEW DELHI, 2017 – 2019
  • Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)  | UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI, MUMBAI
  • Diploma in Creating Writing in English, INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, MUMBAI
    2015 – 2016


A PhD researcher studying state regulation of migration and immigration law/detention in Delhi, India in the context of the discourse of ‘Bangladesh in filtrator’.

Research Areas

Migration and border studies
Queer and feminist theory
South Asian studies
Political theory
Political thought of anarchism
Cosmopolitanism and internationalism
State-formation and nationalism
Settler colonial studies
Politics of open-source knowledge systems


  • The Bangladeshi Infiltrator in the Courtroom. Border Criminologies. (07 December 2020)
  • The Hindutva Thesis on Migration, and How To Challenge It Beyond the Logic of Binaries.
    Eleventh Column. (11 November 2020)
  • A Fact-Sheet on Detention Centres in India. Parichay – The Blog. (09 November 2020)
  • The Rise of the Indian Detention Regime. Parichay – The Blog. (02 November 2020
  • Why the JNU #FeesMustFall is a Mass Intersectional Movement. Kafila. (11 December 2019)
  • Struggle against fee hikes, draconian rules is a battle for public education as we know it. Firspost. (14 November 2019)
  • Immigrant Detention Centres in India – Need for Transparency. Kafila. (25 July 2019) URL:

Other Projects

  • Founding Member, Hasratein: a queer collective, New Delhi
  • Digital Editor, Migrant Solidarity Network – India

Work Experience

  • Assistant Editor – Penguin | JANUARY 2020 – SEPTEMBER 2020
  • Book Project: Furthering the Constitutional Promise of India for Dalits edited by Mr. K. Raju for Rethinking India Series | AUGUST 2019 – SEPTEMBER 2019
  • Research Assistant – ICSSR | Project: Sexual Violence in the Public Sphere with Dr. Pratiksha Baxi | MAY 2017 – JULY 2017 Navi Mumbai
  • Research Analyst – Young Bhartiya, Mumbai | SEPTEMBER 2016 – MAY 2017

Other Interests

  • Teaching Philosophy