Malvika Maheshwari teaches political science at Ashoka University. She holds degrees in the discipline from Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and earned her doctorate at Sciences Po’s Centre for International Research and Studies (CERI) in 2011.
Prior to joining Ashoka, Malvika taught at Sciences Po, and was a research associate at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.
Her research lies at the intersection of political thought and art practice, especially as it relates to phenomena like violence, power, democracy and state capacity. Her works have been published in journals like Studies in Indian Politics, Economic and Political Weekly, Raisons Politiques, South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, The Arts Politic among others. Malvika’s first book, Art Attacks: Violence and Offence-taking India was published in 2019 by Oxford University Press.