Udit Bhatia is a political theorist whose research focuses on normative democratic theory, comparative constitution-making, and social epistemology. Udit is a Junior Research Fellow in Politics at Jesus College, University of Oxford. His doctoral research engaged with epistocracy, the notion that competent persons ought to enjoy exclusive or disproportionate political power. He examines the role played by this idea in constitutional moments in the United States Britain and India. Udit then drew upon these case studies to develop a normative critique of epistocracy. He is currently working on the normative status of political parties and the grounds on which these could be regulated to facilitate their legislative role.
Udit Bhatia is is an Early Career Fellow at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, with his term running from January 2020 through to the end of 2022.