As a political sociologist, Tanweer Fazal specializes in sociology of nationalism, community formation and identifications with specific focus on their implications on discourse of rights and entitlements. His research has a strong element of public policy orientation that involves rigorous analysis of existing policy instruments while suggesting new modes of interventions. Fazal was a faculty at the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia from 2006 to 2014. He has been a Research Consultant with Prime Minister’s High Level Committee (Sachar Committee, 2006) wherein he worked specifically on status stratification with particular reference to the OBCs among the Muslims of India.
Fazal has been Associate Fellow (Hony.) at the Delhi Policy Group, Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of the journal, South Asian History and Culture (Routledge, UK); and was an Ex-officio Member of the Planning Commission’s Working Group on Empowerment of Minorities for the 11th Five Year Plan.