Himadeep Muppidi

Professor of Political Science on the Betty Goff Cook Cartwright Chair

Himadeep Muppidi is Professor of Political Science and serves on the steering committees of the programs in International Studies and Asian Studies. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of globalization, critical international relations, South Asian politics and postcolonial theory.

BA, Osmania University; MA, MPhil, Jawaharlal Nehru University; PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
At Vassar since 2000


Rockefeller Hall
Box 632

Research and Academic Interests

Critical International Relations
South Asian Politics and Postcolonial Theory


CLCS 107 The Liberal Arts in Question
POLI 268 The Politics of Globalization
POLI 366 Worlding International Relations

Selected Publications


  • Politics in Emotion: The Song of Telangana, Routledge (U.K), 2014.
  • The Colonial Signs of International Relations, Hurst (U.K.) and Columbia University Press (U.S.), 2012.
  • The World is My Home: A Hamid Dabashi Reader, co-edited and Introduction co-authored with Andrew Davison, Transaction Press, 2011.
  • Europe and its Boundaries: Words and Worlds, Within and Beyond, co-edited with Andrew Davison, Lexington Press, 2009.
  • The Politics of the Global, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2004.

Articles/Book Chapters

  • “The Story of a Story,” in Tales of Entanglement, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Volume 49 (3), 2021, pp. 614–616.
  • “Anticolonial Intimacies: how I learned to stop worrying about IR and start teaching politics,” in Critical Methods for the Study of World Politics: Creativity and Transformation. Edited by Shine Choi, Anna Selmeczi and Erzsebet Strausz. Routledge, London, 2020; pp. 136–141.
  • “Colouring the Global: Race, Colonialism and Internationalism,” in The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations. Edited by Andreas Gofas, Inanna Hamati-Ataya & Nicholas Onuf. Sage Publications, 2018; pp. 46–59.
  • “The Elements of Bandung,” in Meanings of Bandung: Postcolonial Orders and Decolonial Visions, edited by Quỳnh N. Phạm and Robbie Shilliam, Rowman & Littlefield, U.K., 2016; pp. 23–36.
  • “On The Politics of Exile,” Security Dialogue, Special Issue, 44 (4), 299–313, 2013.
  • “Wresting the Frame,” in Claiming the International, edited by Arlene B. Tickner and David L. Blaney (Volume III of the series Worlding Beyond the West), Routledge, (U.K.), 2013. Co-authored with Quynh Pham.
  • “Colonial Violence, Postcolonial Specters: The Anxiety of Domination,” in Orientalism and War, edited by Tarak Barkawi and Keith Stanski, C. Hurst & Co. (U.K.), 2012. Co-authored with Quynh Pham.
  • “Colonialism,” in International Relations: Perspectives for the Global South, edited by B.S. Chimni and Siddharth Mallavarapu, Pearson (New Delhi, India), 2012.


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