Dr. Mangesh Kulkarni has been teaching Political Science for more than twenty-five years. He currently teaches courses on ‘Political Theory’ and on ‘Politics of Masculinities’ (he designed and introduced the latter) at the Department of Politics & Public Administration, University of Pune (India). He has also taught at universities in Vienna (Austria), Goettingen (Germany), Bilbao (Spain), Zomba (Malawi), and the SNDT Women’s University (Mumbai).
Dr. Kulkarni has published articles/reviews on a variety of subjects including masculinity studies in national and international journals and also in edited books. Besides, he has the following books to his credit: Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Political Theory (edited, Sage, 2011), India in World Affairs, (jointly edited, Himalaya, 1999), Politics in Maharashtra, (jointly edited, Himalaya, 1995), and A Terrorist of the Spirit (poems of V.A. Dahake, jointly translated from the Marathi, HarperCollins, 1992). His books on Indian masculinities and on Albert Camus’s political thought will be published in the near future. Dr. Kulkarni has served as an Honorary Joint Secretary at the Asiatic Society of Mumbai (founded in 1804) during 2003-2005. He was the Associate Editor of the interdisciplinary journal New Quest (Mumbai) during 1999-2000, and is an International Advisory Editor of the Sage journal Men and Masculinities (New York). He has also been closely associated with several progressive non-governmental organizations and networks including the Forum to Engage Men (India).
He was a Guest Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (Shimla) during Summer 2013. In 2011 (Winter Semester), Dr. Mangesh Kulkarni served as the first Visiting Professor holding the Chair of Indian Studies instituted by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations at the University of Vienna (Austria). He has received an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship of the European Commission (2009), a Research Grant of the Rockefeller Archive Center in New York (2004), the Indal Fellowship of the Asiatic Society of Bombay (2000), as well as a Rotary International Grant for University Teachers to Serve in Developing Countries (1998).