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Dr M. Mohsin Alam Bhat, BA LLB (Nalsar, India), LLM and JSD (Yale)

M. Mohsin

Lecturer in Law

Room Number: Mile End


Mohsin Alam Bhat is a Lecturer in Law (Assistant Professor) at Queen Mary University of London. He specialises in constitutional law and human rights. He is particularly interested in the study of minority rights, religious regulation and the law of democracy, from comparative, socio-legal and cross-disciplinary perspectives. 

Mohsin’s work has focused on several areas of contemporary interest at the intersection of law, religion and politics. His work on secularism interrogates the ways in which post-colonial dilemmas of national identity, state-formation and constitutional reform shape religious regulation. He is currently working on a book manuscript on the history of legal mobilisation for affirmative action among subordinated groups among India’s minority Muslims. The book draws from extensive field work among these vulnerable communities to show how the marginalised adopt equal and secular citizenship, and offers a dynamic picture of popular constitutional practices of ordinary citizens in Global South settings.

Mohsin’s current research focuses on the threats to democracy, minority rights and the rule of law posed by authoritarian rule in democratic or quasi-democratic settings. He has also worked on democratic resilience, especially the role and potential of electoral commissions in India and comparable jurisdictions in protecting electoral integrity.

Mohsin’s work emerges from a strong commitment in working and researching among marginalised communities. His work on minority rights—especially on hate crime, citizenship law, and housing discrimination—draws extensively from field research and legal clinical engagements in India. Mohsin also actively engages in non-universities spaces and collaborates extensively with non-academic colleagues. He is a co-founder of the legal aid initiative ‘Parichay’, which assists persons facing citizenship deprivation in India. He also serves on the editorial board of ‘Article-14’, a digital media platform covering civil liberties issues in India.

Before joining Queen Mary, Mohsin taught at Jindal Global Law School (India) where he was the Executive Director of the Centre for Public Interest Law and offered legal clinics on hate crime and statelessness. He is a visiting faculty at LLM in International & European Law programme at Faculté de Droit, Université Catholique de Lille. He read law at NALSAR University of Law (India) and received his LLM and JSD from Yale Law School.



Journal Articles

Book Sections and Chapters

Other Publications

Special Issue Editor

  • Hate Crimes in India, 11 Jindal Global Law Review (2020).


Mohsin welcomes proposals for postgraduate supervision in his research areas, particularly law and religion, minority rights, and democracy and authoritarianism.

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