Malvika Maheshwari is Assistant Professor of political science at Ashoka University. She holds degrees in the discipline from Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and earned her doctorate from Sciences Po, Paris in 2011. Prior to joining Ashoka, Malvika taught courses on Indian and South Asian politics at Sciences Po (Paris) and (Le Havre), and was a research associate at the Centre for Policy Research (New Delhi.) Her research interests include questions around the interrelations between art and politics, to violence and the workings of the Indian democracy. Her articles have been published in journals like Studies in Indian Politics, Economic and Political Weekly, Raisons Politiques, South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, The Arts Politic among others. Art Attacks: Violence and Offence-Taking in India is her first book.