Is an Associate Professor in International Relations in the University of Delhi, and Fellow and Member of Governing Council of the Developing Countries Research Centre of the University of Delhi. He graduated in Economics from the University of Delhi and obtained his MA and M.Phil in International Relations from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He received the Commonwealth Award for doctoral research in the UK and obtained his doctoral degree in International Relations in 2000 from the University of Sussex, UK. His teaching and research interests focus on global political economy, global economic governance, international organizational theory, global environmental governance, global social movements, international migration, Third World in global politics, social movements in India, and political economy of contemporary India.
He has taught at the University of Delhi, University of Sussex, University of London, and University of Warsaw. In 2008-09, he was Fellow of Global Governance, Centre for Global and Trans-national Politics, Royal Holloway, University of London, and Erasmus Mundus Professor at the Institute of International Studies and Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies, University of Warsaw, during 2012-14. He has been published on globalization, and international migration. His forthcoming publications are: Is there a Third World? Third World as an Organized Political Actor in Global Politics (Cambridge University Press) and Climate Change and India.
Prof. Sharma will work collaboratively with the other relevant Departments of the University of Colombo during his tenure.