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Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Last updated: 26 Feb 08

Baljit Singh Grewal

Address: 76 Elliott Street, Papakura 2113, Auckland.
Phone: +64 9 298 3808(res); +64 27 570 8674 (mob)
Personal URL’s: ,

Research Interests
Sociology of knowledge, knowledge policies in the Asia Pacific, social network analysis, and
political geography of South Asia.

Lecturer: Managing Innovation and Change, Summer School, 2007, AUT University
Lecturer/Tutor: Introduction to Sociology, Summer 2005, AUT University.
Guest Lecturer: Development in Asia Pacific, Summer 2005, AUT University.
Guest Lecturer: Peace Theory, Autumn 2006, AUT University.
Guest Lecturer: Role of IT in International Political Economy, Summer ‘04

Conferences Papers:

Grewal, B. (April 2007). Discourse analysis of ‘knowledge society’ policy texts in seven Asia
Pacific countries. BRCSS Research Colloquium, Wellington, Ministry of Social

Grewal, B. (Dec. 2003). Knowledge Society and immigration. Knowledge, Capitalism,

Critique: Sociological Association of Aotearoa (SAANZ) Conference, Auckland
University of Technology.

Tertiary Education

Auckland University of Technology (Expected May 2008)

2004-2008 Doctor of Philosophy (submitted for examination)
Thesis Title: “Neoliberalism and discourse: Case studies of knowledge policies in
the Asia-Pacific.”

Scholarship won: AUT Centrally Contestable Doctoral Scholarship (2004-2007).

BRCSS Doctoral Award (2007)
Auckland University of Technology 2003
Feb.-Dec. 2003 PG Cert in Research & Analysis
Major: Social Policy

Scholarship won: AUT School of Social Sciences Scholarship.

Manukau Institute of Technology 2001

2000-2001 Diploma in Information Systems

European University Centre for Peace Studies (Austria) 1994

Sept-Dec. 1994 Advanced Certificate in Peace Studies
Major: Fresh Water Disputes

Scholarship won: Austrian Development Scholarship 1994

Uppsala University Uppsala (Sweden) 1994

Jan-June 1994 Certificate in International Conflict Studies
Major: Armed Conflicts

Scholarship won: Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA)

Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) 1993

1992- 1993 Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) International Studies
Major: Political Geography
Thesis Title: “International Tourism and Sustainable Development: A
case study of Western Himalayas”

Punjab University Chandigarh (India) 1988-1992

1990-1992 MA Sociology
1988-1990 MA Geography

Achievement University Grants Commission of India, National Test for eligibility of Lectureship
in Human Geography, 1991.

Government College Chandigarh (India) 1986-1988

1986-1988 BA (Hons)
Major: Geography
Minor: Psychology

Secondary Education
Punjab Public School, Indian School Certificate (Year-12) 1986
Nabha (Punjab)
INDIA Indian Certificate for Secondary Education
(1979-1986) (Year-10) 1984

Scholarship won Punjab Government Scholarship 1979-1986

Skills and Experience

My education is a valuable asset from which I have benefited greatly. But more important than any
specific skills I have acquired, I have a great deal of self-confidence and a powerful intellect. Thanks to
these qualities I have acquired and will continue to develop a wide range of skills and abilities as
required. Some of these include:

 Projects undertaken at university have given me a first hand introduction to problem solving,
working to deadlines and working in teams. I have participated in the annual Neemrana dialogue of
academics and journalists from India, Pakistan and China concerning regional conflict resolution
and nuclear non-proliferation issues.

 I have high level of competence in working with computers. I have experience of working with DOS,
Windows 9x, 2K, XP and, Unix and have worked extensively with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and
Access. I’m a very experienced Internet user, both in creating and publishing web content and
conducting online research. My web site is

Other Employment History

Meadowcourt First National Real Estate Salesperson (1997-1998)
Real Estate Limited
Manukau  Residential and bare land sales.
 Developing a customer database.
 Designing of marketing and promotional material.

Started as Retail Attendant and progressed to Deputy Team

Challenge Petroleum Ltd.
Leader (2IC) (1999-2002)
Manukau Rd Epsom
 Team supervision,
 Customer Service,
 Stock, Inventory control
 Implementing Health and Safety Policy
 Training new Retail Attendants
Prof. Charles Crothers  09-9219999 etxn 8468
School of Social sciences
Auckland University of Technology

Dr. Sharon Harvey  09-9219999 extn 9659
Dean, Faculty of Applied Humanities
Auckland University of Technology