Zoya Hasan is a Professor of Political Science and presently Dean of the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She has served as Chairperson(s) of the Centre for Political Studies, the Centre for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion of the School of Social Sciences, the Centre for Media Studies, and was the founding Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies (JNU). She has been a Visiting Professor to the Universities of Zurich, Edinburgh, and Maison des Sciences de L’Homme, Paris, and held fellowships at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex; Rockefeller Centre, Bellagio; and Centre for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin. She was formerly a Member of the National Commission for Minorities. She is presently a Member of the National Integration Council and of the National Monitoring Committee for Minorities Education (NMCME).
Prof Hasan is a widely published author. Her recent books include Politics of Inclusion: Caste, Minority and Affirmative Action (2009); Equalizing Access: Affirmative Action in Higher Education in India, United States and South Africa (co-edited) (2012). Her book Congress After Indira: Policy, Power, Political Change (1984-2012) will be published by the OUP in September 2012.