Dr. Jasmine Bhatia is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Development Studies at SOAS. Her research interests include civil wars, insurgent movements, and sub-national political settlements in violent contexts. In 2018, she received her doctorate in Politics from Oxford University, which involved several rounds of mixed-methods fieldwork in Afghanistan. In addition to her academic projects, Jasmine has worked as a consultant for the United Nations and on several UK government-sponsored international development projects, primarily in Afghanistan and the Middle East.
On the GCRF drugs and (dis)order project, Jasmine is co-leading the Afghanistan research and working in coordination with the rest of the project team on generating comparative insights across the case study countries.