Nishad received his PhD in philosophy from The New School for Social Research (NSSR), New York, U.S.A in 2013. He holds a M.A. in philosophy from NSSR, as well as a M.A. and M.Phil. in philosophy from Delhi University. His dissertation entitled, “Time, Space and Finitude; Kant and Husserl on the Question of Transcendental Logic” received the ‘Alfred Schutz Memorial Award in Philosophy and Sociology’. In addition to his research interests in Kantian transcendental Idealism, and Husserlian phenomenology, Nishad’s other areas of research include Social and Political Philosophy, Marx and the Critical Theory tradition, Ethics, and the Philosophy of Technology. He is currently engaged in writing a book length manuscript on the genealogy of nationalist identity and its apparently paradoxical reassertion in the context of the hegemony of the contemporary capitalist world order.
Before joining IIITD, he was a visiting assistant professor at IIIT Hyderabad (2018-19), Visiting Fellow at J.N.U. (2015-17), and held visiting faculty positions at IIT Delhi (2015-16), St. Stephen’s College, Delhi (2016-17) and Westchester Community College, New York, 2013-14.
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