Navine Murshid

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Navine Murshid

Associate Professor of Political Science

Department/Office Information

Political Science, International Relations
139 Persson Hall


Dr. Navine Murshid is the author of India's Bangladesh Problem: The Marginalization of Bengali Muslims in Neoliberal Times (Cambridge University Press, 2023) and The Politics of Refugees in South Asia: Identity, Resistance, Manipulation (Routledge, 2013).​​​​​​ Her current research is on Rabindrik sensibilities among middle-class Bangladeshis. Her research also focuses on the Rohingya refugee population in Bangladesh and the political economy behind regimes of protection and the selective and strategic sympathy that is afforded to refugees. In addition to scholarly publications, she frequently contributes to public scholarship in the form of public talks and newspaper articles in Bangladesh, India, and the United States.


University of Rochester, Rochester NY

  • PhD in Political Science, October 2010 
  • MA in Political Science, October 2007

Lawrence University, Appleton WI

BA in Economics and Government with Honors, June 2004

Development, migration, citizenship, borders, Bangladesh-India relations, Rohingya refugees, marginalized communities



  • POSC 232: Fundamentals of International Relations
  • POSC 349: International Political Economy
  • POSC 364: Politics of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan
  • POSC 434: Politics of Migration 
  • POSC 454: The Cold War and After

Colgate University, Hamilton NY

  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, June 2016 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, October 2010 - June 2016
  • Instructor, Department of Political Science, July 2009 – September 2010

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Visiting Fellow, School of International Studies, August 2012 – May 2013


  • India's Bangladesh Problem: The Marginalization of Bengali Muslims in Neoliberal Times. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press (2023).
  • The Politics of Refugees in South Asia: Identity, Resistance, Manipulation. New York and London: Routledge (2013).
  • Governance and the Governed: Democracy and Development in Bangladesh (co-edited with Ahrar A. Ahmed, Akhlaque Haque, and Rahim Quazi). Dhaka: University Press Limited (2019).

Journal Articles

  • "Women’s experiences with microfinance in urban Bangladesh: Results from a qualitative study" (with NS Murshid). Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 45 (3):113-140 (2018).
  • “Bangladesh Copes with the Rohingya Crisis by itself.” Current History 117(798):129-134 (2018).
  • Book Review: Migrants, Refugees and the Stateless in South Asia. By Partha S. Ghosh. The Journal of Asian Studies, 76(3), 821-823 (2016).
  • “Assam and the Foreigner Within: Illegal Bangladeshis or Bengali Muslims?” Asian Survey: 56 (3), 581-604 (2016).
  • “Intergenerational Transmission of Marital Violence: Results from a Nationally Representative Sample of Men” (with N.S. Murshid). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0886260515604413 (2015).
  •  “Refugee-Camp Militarization in Bangladesh and Thailand.” Economic and Political Weekly: 47(47-48): 103-108 (2012).
  •  “India’s Role in Bangladesh’s War of Independence, 1971: Humanitarianism or Self-Interest?” Economic and Political Weekly: 46(52): 53-60 (2011).
  •  “The Dynamics of Refugee-related Violence in South Asia.” Journal of Bangladesh Studies: 12(2): 6-20 (2010).

Articles in Edited Volumes

  • Genocide of 1971 and the Politics of Justice” in Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Bangladesh. Eds. Ali Riaz and Mohammad Sajjadur Rahman. London and New York: Routledge (2016).
  • “Refugee Experience to Political Attitudes: Preliminary Findings” in Governance at Crossroads: Insights from Bangladesh. Eds. Salauddin M. Aminuzzaman, Rizwan Khair, and Ipshita Basu. Dhaka: BRAC University (2014): 245-274.



Select Articles in Popular Media

  • Why is Burma driving out the Rohingya — and not its other despised minorities? The Washington Post. November 9, 2017.

  • Floods are Devastating South Asia, Too. Socialist Worker. September 6, 2017.
  • Stateless and Left out at Sea. The Hindu. June 3, 2015.

  • Bengali Muslims in India: Bangladeshis until proven otherwise? BD News 24: Opinion. May 4, 2014

  • Migrant Stories. Kathakata. November 27, 2013.
  • Nanu’s Songs. Alal O Dulal. December 11, 2013.
  • Savar Tragedy: Solution in Solidarity. Kafila. May 7, 2013
  • Lessons from Delhi and Dhaka. Kafila. February 14, 2012 (with Nagesh Rao)

  • Rohingya Crisis: Time for a New Beginning. The Daily Star. August 7, 2012.
  • Hartals make Sense? New Age Bangladesh. September 27, 2011