Selected publications


Bhambra, Gurminder K and Holmwood, John (2018) Colonialism, postcolonialism and the liberal welfare state. New Political Economy, 23 (5). pp. 574-587. ISSN 1356-3467

Bhambra, Gurminder K (2017) Brexit, Trump, and ‘methodological whiteness’: on the misrecognition of race and class. British Journal of Sociology, 68 (S1). pp. 214-232. ISSN 0007-1315

Bhambra, Gurminder K (2017) The current crisis of Europe: refugees, colonialism, and the limits of cosmopolitanism. European Law Journal, 23 (5). pp. 395-405. ISSN 1351-5993

Bhambra, Gurminder K and de Sousa Santos, Boaventura (2017) Introduction: global challenges for sociology. Sociology, 51 (1). pp. 3-10. ISSN 0038-0385

Bhambra, Gurminder (2016) Postcolonial reflections on sociology. Sociology, 50 (5). pp. 960-966. ISSN 0038-0385

Bhambra, Gurminder K (2016) Comparative historical sociology and the state: problems of method. Cultural Sociology, 10 (3). pp. 335-351. ISSN 1749-9755

Bhambra, Gurminder (2016) Undoing the epistemic disavowal of the Haitian revolution: a contribution to global social thought. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 37 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 0725-6868

Bhambra, Gurminder (2015) Whither Europe? Postcolonial versus neocolonial cosmopolitanism. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 18 (2). pp. 187-202. ISSN 1369-801X

Bhambra, Gurminder (2015) Citizens and others: the constitution of citizenship through exclusion. Alternatives, 40 (2). pp. 102-114. ISSN 0304-3754

Bhambra, Gurminder (2014) Postcolonial and decolonial dialogues. Postcolonial Studies, 17 (2). pp. 115-121. ISSN 1368-8790

Bhambra, Gurminder (2014) A sociological dilemma: race, segregation, and US sociology. Current Sociology, 62 (4). pp. 472-492. ISSN 0011-3921

Holmwood, John and Bhambra, Gurminder K (2012) The attack on education as a social right. South Atlantic Quarterly, 111 (2). pp. 392-401. ISSN 0038-2876

Bhambra, Gurminder (2011) Historical sociology, modernity, and postcolonial critique. American Historical Review, 116 (3). pp. 653-662. ISSN 0002-8762

Bhambra, Gurminder K (2011) Talking among themselves? Weberian and Marxist historical sociologies as dialogues without “others”. Millennium, 39 (3). pp. 667-681. ISSN 0305-8298

Bhambra, Gurminder K and Holmwood, John (2011) Introduction: the challenges of translation in interdisciplinary research. Journal of Historical Sociology, 24 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0952-1909

Margree, Victoria and Bhambra, Gurminder K (2011) Tocqueville, Beaumont and the silences in histories of the United States: an interdisciplinary endeavour across literature and sociology. Journal of Historical Sociology, 24 (1). pp. 116-131. ISSN 0952-1909

Bhambra, Gurminder K and Margree, Victoria (2010) Identity politics and the need for a “tomorrow”. Economic and Political Weekly, 45 (15). pp. 59-66. ISSN 0012-9976

Bhambra, Gurminder K (2010) Historical sociology, international relations and connected histories. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 23 (1). pp. 127-143. ISSN 0955-7571

Bhambra, Gurminder K (2007) Sociology and postcolonialism: another “missing” revolution? Sociology, 41 (5). pp. 871-884. ISSN 0038-0385

Bhambra, Gurminder K (2006) Beginnings: Edward W. Said and questions of nationalism. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 8 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1369-801X


Bhambra, Gurminder K (2014) Connected sociologies. Theory for a Global Age . Bloomsbury Academic, London. ISBN 9781780932460

Bhambra, Gurminder K (2007) Rethinking modernity: postcolonialism and the sociological imagination. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230206410

Book Section

Bhambra, Gurminder K (2017) Locating Brexit in the pragmatics of race, citizenship and empire. In: Outhwaite, William (ed.) Brexit: sociological responses. Anthem Press, London, pp. 91-99. ISBN 9781783086450

Bhambra, Gurminder K and Narayan, John (2017) Introduction: colonial histories and the postcolonial present of European cosmopolitanism. In: Bhambra, Gurminder K and Narayan, John (eds.) European cosmopolitanism: colonial histories and postcolonial societies. Routledge international library of sociology . Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138961104

Bhambra, Gurminder K (2017) “Our island story”: the dangerous politics of belonging in austere times. In: Jonsson, Stefan and Willén, Julia (eds.) Austere histories in European societies: social exclusion and the contest of colonial memories. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138909380

Bhambra, Gurminder K (2014) Towards a postcolonial global sociology. In: Keim, Wiebke, Çelik, Ercüment, Ersche, Christian and Wöhrer, Veronika (eds.) Global knowledge production in the social sciences: made in circulation. Global connections . Routledge, London and New York, pp. 223-236. ISBN 9781472426178

Bhambra, Gurminder (2013) The possibilities of, and for, global sociology: a postcolonial perspective. In: Postcolonial Sociology. Political Power and Social Theory, 24 . Emerald, pp. 295-314. ISBN 9781781906033

Bhambra, Gurminder K (2011) Cosmopolitanism and postcolonial critique. In: Rovisco, Maria and Nowicka, Magdalena (eds.) The Ashgate research companion to cosmopolitanism. Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 313-328. ISBN 9780754677994

Bhambra, Gurminder K (2010) Sociology after postcolonialism: provincialized cosmopolitanisms and connected sociologies. In: Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Encarnación, Boatcă, Manuela and Costa, Sérgio (eds.) Decolonizing European sociology: trans-disciplinary approaches. Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 33-47. ISBN 9780754678724

Bhambra, Gurminder K (2009) Postcolonial Europe: Or, understanding Europe in times of the postcolonial. In: Rumford, Chris (ed.) Sage Handbook of European Studies. Sage, London, pp. 69-85.

Bhambra, Gurminder (2007) Multiple modernities or global interconnections: understanding the global post the colonial. In: Karagiannis, Nathalie and Wagner, Peter (eds.) Varieties of world-making: beyond globalization. Studies in European Regional Cultures . Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, pp. 59-73. ISBN 9781846310195

Bhambra, Gurminder K The state: postcolonial histories of the concept. In: Rutazibwa, Olivia and Shilliam, Robbie (eds.) Routledge handbook of postcolonial politics. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138944596 (Accepted)

Edited Book

Bhambra, Gurminder K and Narayan, John, eds. (2017) European cosmopolitanism: colonial histories and postcolonial societies. Routledge International Library of Sociology . Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138961104

Orrells, Daniel, Bhambra, Gurminder K and Roynon, Tessa, eds. (2011) African Athena: new agendas. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199595006

Bhambra, G and Demir, I, eds. (2009) 1968 in retrospect: history, theory, alterity. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230250857

Bhambra, G and Shilliam, R, eds. (2009) Silencing human rights: critical engagements with a contested project. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230222762