Deputy Director of Analysis and Senior International Political Risk Analyst
Dr. Megha Kumar is Oxford Analytica’s Deputy Director of Analysis and Senior International Political Risk Analyst. She focuses on global macro risks and opportunities for the firm’s corporate and public-sector clients, especially with regard to cybersecurity, disruptive technologies, Industry 4.0 and emerging markets.
Previously, she led the firm’s Asia practice, specialising in South Asia, Indonesia and Thailand, and provided multi-year global security assessments for multinational corporations as well as advising on the regulatory outlook in developing Asian countries. Megha has extensive expertise in the political economy of India, in particular.
She previously worked as a journalist in Delhi. Her broadcast appearances include outlets such as the BBC and NDTV, and she has been interviewed by Time Magazine, Times of India, The Hindu and Indian Express.
Megha's book, Communalism and Sexual Violence in India: The Politics of Gender, Ethnicity and Conflict, was published by I.B. Tauris in June 2016 and by Tulika Books (under a slightly different title) in 2017.
Before joining Oxford Analytica in 2010, Megha taught history at the University of Oxford and held the prestigious Past and Present Research Fellowship at the University of London. She holds a DPhil and an MSt from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a BA from the University of Delhi.