An NGO worker and aspiring writer, Michael holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science where he researched conflict economies and humanitarian intervention. He is currently working on a doctoral thesis on Naxalism and incomplete post-colonial state formation.
Michael is fortunate to lead a working life that allows him to indulge in his interest in travel, India and non-Western societies. His career has taken him to Delhi as a Communications Officer for the International Co-operative Alliance and Chennai as Project Associate with the Indian Institute of Technology- Madras. He has also lived and worked in the UK, Norway, Syria, El Salvador, Malawi and Sri Lanka.
Michael’s fascination with Naxalism grew after a research trip to Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region. The devastation and suffering in the war zone and Salwa Judum’s re-settlement camps was horrific and deserving of more attention than it receives.
Michael is currently based in his home country of Canada and is a PhD student at Carleton University, Ottawa.
He is available for short term consultancy work and can be reached at: