Arijit Sen

Doctoral Researcher


Twitter: senarijit

Research Interests

  • Citizenship
  • Surveillance
  • Borders
  • Refugees
  • Conflict

Arijit Sen is a Doctoral Researcher at PRIO and the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo. His doctoral research is on the implications of digitalization and e-governance for surveillance and civil society monitoring in India. His doctoral research is a part of the project e-Topia: China, India and Biometric Borders, funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Arijit worked as a Programme Manager and Researcher with Amnesty International’s India office in Bangalore from 2016-2019. In 2019, he was a fellow at the Centre for Contemporary South Asia at Brown University.

Arijit is an award-winning journalist who has reported extensively from India’s Northeast and other parts of South Asia since he started his career as reporter in 2005. In 2011, Arijit was a Gerda Henkel Fellow at Reuters Institute, Oxford University.

Work experience:

July–November 2019: Lead Researcher/Technical Consultant, Blumont Global, Washington DC, Remote/Afghanistan, Assistance Services for Afghan Victims of Conflict

January–June 2019: Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Centre for Contemporary South Asia, Brown University, Rhode Island.

March 2016–December 2018: Programme Manager and Researcher, Amnesty International India working on Communal Violence in India; Undertrials in India; Rohingya Refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh; Detention Centres in India; Human Rights Defenders in India

2015: Co-researcher, Reuters Institute, University of Oxford, Digital Journalism project

2005–2014: Reporter with CNN-IBN television network

2003–2005: Journalist with NDTV broadcasting company, New Delhi, India


2014–2015: Masters in Human Rights Law from Department of Law, School of Oriental And African Studies, University of London.

Languages spoken:

Bengali, English, Assamese and Hindi

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