Dr. A. D. Gnanagurunathan

  • Dr. A. D. Gnanagurunathan
    School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Dr A.D. Gnanagurunathan is Assistant Professor, Cross-Disciplinary Studies andHead, Liberal Arts at Apeejay Stya University.

His preoccupation is International Politics, exploring the linkages between technology and politics, issues relating to Distributive Politics and Social Justice in Tamil Nadu, and Cinema.

At ASU, he teaches Liberal Arts courses like ‘Science, Technology and International Relations’, ‘Cinema and Politics: Reality in Reels’ and ‘India’s Travails to Nationhood’, apart from ‘International Relations’.

Dr Gnanagurunathan earned his Doctorate from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He is an alumnus of Madras Christian College (MCC), Chennai.

Work Experience

Research Fellow at Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi, 2011-2013

Researcher at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi, 2010-2011

Research Supervision

He has supervised 13 MA dissertations, and is supervising a PhD scholar now.

Recent Publications

‘Hegemonising Technology: Indian Agriculture since Independence’ in Sivasankar V, (Eds) Structural Inequality: Modern Avatars of Exclusion and Discrimination, Bloomsbury, New Delhi, 2017.

‘Rebirth or reincarnation? The Perils of Revising Japan’s Constitution’, Catch News, published on 16 May 2017.


‘The Jallikattu Protests are a Sign that New Politics is Possible in Tamil Nadu’The Wire, published on 29 January 2017.