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Sandipto Dasgupta is Assistant Professor of Politics at the New School for Social Research. For the academic year 2024-25, he will be a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, in Social Sciences and Historical Studies. 

His research is in the history of modern political and social thought, especially the political theory of empire, decolonization, and postcolonial presents. He is the author of Legalizing the Revolution: India and the Constitution of the Postcolony, (Cambridge University Press, 2024), which reconstructs the institutionalization of nascent postcolonial futures through a historical study of the Indian constitution making experience. 


He received his PhD in political theory from Columbia University. Before the New School, he was postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and the British Academy, and taught at Ashoka and Columbia University. 

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The New School for Social Research

Department of Politics

6 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003

Phone: +1 212.229.5747

Email: sandipto.dasgupta(at)
Twitter: @sandiptodg

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