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Dr Patrick Clibbens

Subject History
Fellow type Lecturers, Professors and College Officers
Year started 2018


Patrick Clibbens is a Teaching Associate at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) and the Centre of South Asian Studies, where he teaches the politics and history of South Asia and its diaspora. He also teaches history at Churchill College. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge for a dissertation on ‘The Indian Emergency, 1975-77’. He was previously Mary Somerville Junior Research Fellow in History at Somerville College, Oxford and a Teaching Associate in the Faculty of History in Cambridge.

Patrick’s research interests centre on the political and intellectual history of India and its diaspora since Independence. He is completing a book manuscript examining the Indian Emergency of 1975-77. He is currently researching the institutional production of ‘public opinion’ and the concepts of the public held by policymakers in India, with the aim of understanding how these ideas have shaped India's complex political landscape.