Ellora Puri is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, the University of Jammu. Before joining the teaching faculty at the Univ. of Jammu, she worked as the Senior Research Associate at the Delhi Policy Group and as a Graduate Student Instructor in the Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Ms. Puri's research interests include: political institutions, political violence, identity politics, gender, and participatory development (with special focus on South Asia).
- “Individual and State Rights: Perspectives of War and Peace from India,” in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People, Praeger Security International (2009)
- “Understanding the Paradoxical Outcome in Jammu and Kashmir,” Economic and Political Weekly , February 7-13, 2009
- “Jammu and Kashmir: frameworks for a Settlement,” in Negotiating Peace in Deeply Divided Societies , Sage, India, January 2009
- "Community Identity and its Paradoxes: Mirpuris in Jammu city," in Politics of Identities in Jammu and Kashmir: A Contested Terrain, Muhammad Tajuddin and Baljit S. Mann, Univ. of Jammu, India.(2008)
- “Reservations in Private Sector,” in Reservation and Private Sector: Quest for Equal Opportunity and Growth, Sukhdeo Thorat, Aryama and Prashant Negi (Eds.), Rawat Publications, New Delhi, 2005
- “Civil and Political Society: A Contested Relationship,” Economic and Political Weekly, August 7-13, 2004
- “Understanding Participation: theoretical foundations and practical implications,” Economic and Political Weekly, June 12-18, 2004
Recent Invited Papers/Presentations
- Economics of Peace and Development in a conflict-torn State: the case of J&K, Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia,New Delhi. March 2009
- Socio-political profile of Dalits in Jammu and Kashmir, Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Punjab, Chandigarh. March 2008
- Peoples’ Movements: What is New about them?, Dept. of Political Science, Univ. of Punjab, Chandigarh. March 2008
- Modernity and its Enchantments, The Centre for Adult and Continuing Education and Extension, Univ. of Jammu. India. May 2008
- Development and Democracy: Lessons from the Indian Experience of Political and Social Inclusion, Dept. of Economics, Univ. of Jammu, India. March 2007
Awards and Fellowships
- Regents’ Fellowship, Dept. of Political Science, Univ. of Michigan, 2000-05
- K.C. Mahindra Scholarship for Studies Abroad, K.C. Mahindra Educational Trust, India, 2000-05
- Summer Research Grant, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Univ. of Michigan, For Project “Effect of Political Violence on Gender Relations: Case Study of Kashmir Violence” 2005
- Rackham Alumni Award, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Univ. of Michigan, For Project “Effect of Political Violence on Gender Relations: Case Study of Kashmir Violence” 2005
- Hewlett International Grant, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Univ. of Michigan, For Project “Community Identity and its Paradoxes: Mirpuris in Jammu city” 2004
- Summer Collaboration Research Grant, Dept. of Political Science, Univ. of Michigan, For Project “Explaining Performance Gaps: Why are some Indian states growing at East Asian rates but others falling seriously behind?” 2002
- Besides academic writings, Ms. Puri co-edits J&K Human Rights Perspective (www.humanrightsjournal.com) and occasionally contributes opinion pieces to newspapers.