Bishnu N. Mohapatra is a political scientist, poet and educator. He has taught politics for more than twenty-five years at University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University and AzimPremji University. From 2002 to 2010, he headed the governance portfolio of the Ford Foundation’s South Asia office, New Delhi. He has a Master’s degree in Political Science from University of Delhi, an M. Phil in Politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University and a D. Phil. in Politics from University of Oxford.