Subho Basu is an External Fellow at the Centre for Governance Studies. He completed his PhD from Cambridge University in 1994. In 1993 he joined Centre for South Asian Studies as Smuts Fellow and in 1994 he became a fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge. He taught at several institutions such as College of St. Mark and St John, Plymouth UK, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, Illinois State University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University and he is currently teaching McGill University, Canada.
Subho Basu works on history of space, ethnicity and class in South Asia. His first monograph “Does class matter? Colonial capitalism and workers resistance in the jute industry of Bengal 1890-1939" was published by Oxford University Press SOAS series in 2004. He published with Crispin Bates Retrhinking political Institutions in India (London: Anthem Press, 2005) With Suranjan Das he co-edited Electoral Politics in South Asia in 2002 (Kolkata: K. P Bagchi Press). In 2006 he published with Ali Riaz Paradise Lost: State Failure in Nepal (Lexington Press: 2010). Besides he wrote numerous articles for journals such as Modern Asian Studies and Critical Asian Studies. His current project is titled My Golden Bengal: State, Ethnicity, Space and the making of Bangladesh.