Soumyadeep Chowdhury


Soumyadeep is a post-graduate candidate in Political Science at St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata under the University of Calcutta aspiring for doctoral research in the United States. Apart from bagging the Gold Medal in Political Science Honours from the same University, he has also been a CBSE state topper holding several student leadership positions to his credit while he was in school and college. He has over 5 years of experience in tutoring/ mentoring political science students at the high school (Class 11 & 12) and college (B.A. Honours/ GE/ General) levels including a brief stint as part time High School faculty in between his graduation and entry into Postgraduate studies. Soumyadeep intends to specialise in Indian Politics, Comparative Government and Public Policy spatially concentrated in South Asia. Describing himself as an 'election nerd' keenly observing and tracking election results in Democracies around the world, decoding the 'qualitative in the quantitative', he regularly publishes on Indian Politics, an area which he considers his forte in national and international journals, prominent blogs, national dailies like the Telegraph and book chapters, his latest being 'The Crescent Has Its Own Stories' (ISBN : 9789356455191) launched by the Ukiyoto Publishing with several forthcoming publications. He has also presented his papers at multiple international conferences hosted by premier institutions and has had a brush with political consultancy besides remaining an avid public speaker on issues of contemporary socio-political importance for, he believes, words are incredibly powerful to change the world.