Sarmila Bose is an academic and journalist with principal interests in the politics and public policies of South Asia. Her current work is on migration and identity formation of Bengal 'kayasthas', the practice of democracy in India, and the roots of long-term armed conflict in the frontier areas of India and Pakistan. She was the inaugural Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the Department of Politics and International Relations and taught and supervised undergraduate and graduate students in this Department and the Oriental Institute. She received her AB in History from Bryn Mawr College and the MPA and PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University. She has recently taken degrees in law and legal practice at the City Law School. Sarmila taught and held research positions at Harvard, George Washington University, University of Warwick and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and was assistant editor and senior political writer at the ABP Group of newspapers in India for several years, writing in English and Bengali. Her personal website is www.sarmilabose.com.