Specialisation: Youth, Development, Politics and Social Change in South Asia and Globally (Power, Culture, Cities, Geography, Anthropology)
Professor Craig Jeffrey is Director and CEO of the Australia India Institute. He works on contemporary India and youth. Building on long-term social research in north India, he has highlighted the positive contributions of marginalised youth to Indian society, working in Hindi and Urdu, which he speaks fluently. He has written eight books, including the Timepass: Youth, Class and the Politics of Waiting in India (Stanford University Press 2010) and India: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press 2017). Professor Jeffrey has advised over thirty PhD researchers in Seattle, Oxford, and Melbourne and has recently developed a New Generation Network of 12 post-doctoral scholars conducting applied research on contemporary India across Australia. Jeffrey’s work has influenced public policy in the UK, India and Australia.
Director and CEO | Australia India Institute
Professor of Human Geography, University of Melbourne
Affiliate University of Washington
Affiliate University of Oxford
2014 Elected Fellow Academician of the Learned Society of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) in recognition of “distinguished scholarship and outstanding research with a major impact”.
2014 Joseph. W. Elder Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2014 Annual South Asia Research Institute Lecturer, Australian National University 2014
Distinguished Academic Visitor, Australian National University
2013- External Expert, London School of Economics and Political Science
2013- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
2012-13 British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship
2011 – University of Oxford Teaching Excellence Award
2011 – Economic and Social Research Council Peer Review Council Member 2009
Senior Fellow, American Institute of Indian Studies
2009 Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi
2008 Walter C. Simpson Society of Scholars Fellow, University of Washington 2006
Nominated for the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award
2006 Awarded “Outstanding” grade by the Economic and Social Research Council for research grant report “Democracy, Higher Education and Youth Cultures: Student Politics in North India.”
2004 Awarded “Outstanding” grade by the Economic and Social Research Council for research grant report “Household Strategics, Schooling Regi mes and Social Exclusion in Western UP.”
1995-99 Economic and Social Research Council Studentship
1995 Smuts Memorial Fund Fieldwork Award
1995 Trinity Hall Board of Governors’ Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement 1995 Vaughan-Lewis Undergraduate Geography Dissertation Prize
1995 Cambridge University Bateman Scholarship
1994 Cambridge University Bateman Scholarship
2018 Jeffrey, C. A Very Short Introduction to Modern India. Oxford: Oxford University Press
2014 Jeffrey, C. and J. Harriss. Keywords for Modern India. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2012 Corbridge, S., J. Harriss and C. Jeffrey India Today: Economy, Society and Politics. Cambridge: Polity; Indian edition published by Oxford University Press, Delhi.
2010 Jeffrey, C. Timepass: Youth, Class and the Politics of ‘Waiting in India. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press; Cambridge University Press, 2012.
2008 Jeffrey, C., P. Jeffery and R. Jeffery (2008) Degrees Without Freedom? Education, Masculinities and Unemployment in North India. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press; Second edition published in India by Social Science Press and reprinted 2012
Email: craig.jeffrey [at] unimelb.edu.au
Work Phone: 03 9035 8047