Nikita Sud is Associate Professor of Development Studies at the University of Oxford. Her research and teaching is centered on the politics of development, the neoliberal transformation of postcolonial states and governance, and the political sociology and political economy of contemporary India. Prior to joining the faculty at Oxford, Sud was Lecturer in Politics at the University of York. In previous avatars, she has worked with international and local NGOs in western India on issues of gender, disaster management and primary education. She regularly offers consultancy services on Indian business, regional politics, the land market and globalization. Her work has appeared in The Times of India, The Hindu, The Indian Express, Outlook, The Tribune, Dainik Bhaskar, BBC Radio 4, and Radio France among others. Sud is the author of Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and the State: A Biography of Gujarat (Oxford University Press, 2012).