Navine Murshid

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Navine Murshid

Associate Professor of Political Science; Director, International Relations Program

Department/Office Information

Political Science, Asian Studies, International Relations
139 Persson Hall


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


  • 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