Yash Sharma

Yash Sharma

Graduate Assistant

Email sharmaym@mail.uc.edu

Professional Summary

Yash Sharma is a second-year Ph.D. student in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Cincinnati. His subfields are International Relations and Comparative Politics. He is also pursuing a doctoral concentration in Feminist Comparative International Politics. 
 
Yash’s research interests are political mobilization, electoral politics, and ethnoreligious nationalism, focusing on South Asia. He is particularly interested in the mobilization activities of the Bhartiya Janata Party in India. He is currently working on a publication studying the mobilization of youth in vigilante groups and another project that looks at anti-conversion legislation (so-called 'love jihad' laws) in India. He has a fortchcoming publication examining the politics of protest from the lens of prefigurative politics. 

Yash has a background in International Relations and Comparative Politics. During his MPhil, he worked on a thesis on right-wing political movements in Eastern Europe and the politics of memory, social communication, and identity politics. As part of his Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peace Building, he defended his thesis titled “Islamification of Pakistan under Zia-ul-Haq.” He recently worked on a project studying the constitution-making process in India. He was responsible for archival research on media coverage of the Indian Constituent Assembly debates and helping digitize resources related to the constitution-making process in India. 

Education

MPhil in European Studies: Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, India, 2021

MA in International Relations and Area Studies: Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, India, 2019

Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peace Building: University of Delhi New Delhi, India, 2017

BA in Political Science (Hons): University of Delhi New Delhi, India, 2017

Research and Practice Interests

Political Mobilization
Nationalism and Identity Politics
Electoral Behavior

Research Support

Taft Research Center Graduate Student Travel Award $500 Type:Grant Level:University

Graduate Student Government Conference Membership Award $100 Type:Grant Level:University

Presentations

Paper Presentations

Refugee Crisis and the Rise of Ethno-Religious Populism in Europe .New Delhi, India.

Shaheen and the politics of protest in the anti-CAA movement in India .Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bad Faith: The Trajectory of “Love Jihad” from Conspiracy Theory to State Law .Lisbon, Portugal.

Gender, Religion, and Resistance in the Anti-CAA protests in India: A Case Study of Shaheen Bagh .Seoul, South Korea.

Bad Faith: The Trajectory of “Love Jihad” from Conspiracy Theory to State Law .Kings India Institute, London.

Hindutva, Militarism and Everyday Insecurity in India .Syracuse, New York..

Honors and Awards

2021 TAFT Research Center Graduate Enhancement Award

Contact Information

Academic - sharmaym@mail.uc.edu