Sarmila Bose

Sarmila is an academic, journalist and lawyer specializing in South Asia. Her interests span history, politics, public policy and law. Her current research interest is political trials in or related to India/South Asia. Sarmila received her AB in History from Bryn Mawr College, MPA and PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University, Graduate Diploma in Law from the City Law School and LLM from Columbia University Law School. She is admitted to the New York bar and as a solicitor in England & Wales. Sarmila has held academic positions in the US, UK and India. At Oxford she was Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, inaugural Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the Department and Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies. She taught and supervised undergraduate and graduate students at the Department of Politics and International Relations and graduate students from the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Sarmila was a political journalist in India for several years covering elections, economic reform and civil conflicts.

Harvard University



2020 – 1989

Economics, Political Science, Social Policy

Harvard University


Of Counsel

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi

2018 – 2018


Citizens Advice Kensington and Chelsea

2018 – Present

Senior Research Associate

University of Oxford

2011 – 2018

Senior Research Fellow in the Politics of South Asia

University of Oxford

2008 – 2011

Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

University of Oxford

2006 – 2008