Ashik J. Bonofer

Ashik J. Bonofer

Assistant Professor


  • B. A. Political Science, Madras Christian College, 2002.
  • M.A. Politics and International Relations, School of International Studies, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, 2004,
  • M. Phil in International Relation, Centre for South and South East Asian Studies, University of Madras, Chennai, 2005
  • Ph. D in Political Science, Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai, 2014.


Dr. Bonofer’s main areas of research and teaching are International Relations, Foreign Policy, South Asia, Asia- Pacific, Human Rights, Refugees and Mixed Migration. Prior to joining MCC, he worked for over ten years in various positions including; Teaching Research Fellow, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Madras, and Researcher at Center for Asia Studies, the Chennai Chapter – Observer Research Foundation and Tribal Education and Development Society (TRENDS).

He recently published a book on Haksar on India’s Sri Lanka Policy. His edited works include Recent Developments in Myanmar- Implications for India; Refugee situation in India Today (sponsored by UNHCR); Rise of China: Implications for Asian Neighbours and Re-Evaluating US Foreign Policy towards Asia. His recent article on “Stateless among the Refugees: Tears of the Plantation Tamils in Refugee Camps in India” is part of “Handbook on Refugees” published by Routledge.