2018 forthcoming ‘Colonialism and Postcolonialism’ in J. Michael Ryan (ed.) Essential Concepts in Sociology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.


2018 forthcoming ‘Undoing the Epistemic Disavowal of the Haitian Revolution: A Contribution to Global Social Thought’’ in Boaventura de Sousa Santos (ed.) Knowledges Born in the Struggles: Constructing Epistemologies of the South. London: Routledge


2017 ‘The Postcolonial State’ in Robbie Shilliam and Olivia Rutazibwa (eds) Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics. London: Routledge.


2017 ‘Postcolonial Europe: Afterword’ in Lars Jensen, Julia Suárez-Krabbe, Christian Groes-Green and Zoran Lee Pecic.(eds) Postcolonial Europe: Comparative Reflections after the Empires. London: Rowman and Littlefield International.


2017 ‘Locating Brexit in the Pragmatics of Race, Citizenship and Empire’ in William Outhwaite (ed) Brexit: Sociological Responses. London: Anthem Press pdf available here


2017 ‘“Our Island Story”: The Dangerous Politics of Belonging in Austere Times’ in Stefan Jonsson and Julia Willen (eds) Austere Histories in European Societies: Social Exclusion and the Contest of Colonial Memories. London: Routledge.


2015. ‘Modernity: History of the Concept’ in James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 15, pp. 692–696. Oxford: Elsevier.


2014. ‘Towards a Postcolonial Global Sociology’ in Wiebke Keim et al (ed.) International Debates around Social Science Knowledge on a World Scale: Made in Circulation, pp223-236. Ashgate: Aldershot.


2011. ‘Introduction’ and ‘Conclusion’ in Daniel Orrells, Gurminder K Bhambra, and Tessa Roynon (eds) African Athena: New Agendas, pp1-16 and pp414-17. Oxford: Oxford University Press
(co-authored with Daniel Orrells and Tessa Roynon, my contribution, 25%)


2011. ‘Cosmopolitanism and Postcolonial Critique’ in Maria Rovisco and Magdalena Nowicka (eds) The Ashgate Research Companion to Cosmopolitanism, pp313-28. Ashgate: Aldershot


2011. ‘Rage of the “Machine”’ in Valerie Smith, Susanne Stemmler, Cordula Hamschmidt (eds) On Rage pp214-17. Revolver Publishing: Berlin


2010. ‘Sociology after Postcolonialism: Provincialized Cosmopolitanism and Connected Sociologies’ in Manuela Boatcă, Sérgio Costa, Encarnación Gutiérrez-Rodríguez (eds) Decolonizing European Sociology: Trans-disciplinary Approaches, pp33-47. Ashgate: Aldershot

Raewyn Connell in Current Sociology, May 2011: “Gurminder Bhambra’s following essay “Sociology after Postcolonialism” is one of the two high points of the collection. Bhambra’s clear and thoughtful text shows why a postcolonial critique is needed within mainstream sociology, and why a doctrine of “multiple modernities” will not do the job. She takes apart the agenda of “cosmopolitanism” advanced by Ulrich Beck and others, showing this does not escape Eurocentrism. Finally, she looks at the idea of multi-centered global sociology, offering criticisms of Burawoy’s and Connell’s versions of this, and briefly showing the depth of the reconstruction sociology has to undergo—including deep rethinking of its basic categories and its history. This chapter would be an excellent text for undergraduate as well as graduate courses on sociological theory.”


2009 ‘Postcolonial Europe: Or, Understanding Europe in Times of the Postcolonial’ Chris Rumford (ed.) Sage Handbook of European Studies, pp69-85. Sage: London


2009. ‘Introduction: “Silence” and Human Rights’ in Gurminder K. Bhambra and Robbie Shilliam (eds) Silencing Human Rights: Critical Engagements with a Contested Project, pp1-15. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke (co-authored with Robbie Shilliam, my contribution, 50%)


2009. ‘Conclusion: Human Rights in Contemporary Global Perspective’ in Gurminder K. Bhambra and Robbie Shilliam (eds) Silencing Human Rights: Critical Engagements with a Contested Project, pp242-50. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke (co-authored with Robbie Shilliam, my contribution, 50%)


2009. ‘Introduction: 1968 in Retrospect’ Gurminder K. Bhambra and Ipek Demir (eds) 1968 in Retrospect: History, Politics, Alterity, ppxi-xix. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke (co-authored with Ipek Demir, my contribution, 50%)


2007. ‘Multiple Modernities or Global Interconnections: Understanding the Global Post the Colonial’ in Peter Wagner and Nathalie Karagiannis (eds) Varieties of World-Making: Beyond Globalization, pp59-73. Liverpool University Press: Liverpool


2006. ‘Culture, Identity, and Rights: Challenging Contemporary Discourses of Belonging’ in Nira Yuval-Davis, Kalpana Kannabiran, and Ulrike M. Vieten (eds), The Situated Politics of Belonging, pp32-41. ISA/ Sage Publications: London