Chetan Bhatt is professor of sociology and director of LSE Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Bhatt was previously professor of sociology and head of department at the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London, and taught at the sociology departments at the University of Essex and the University of Southampton. He has extensively worked on human rights, discrimination, and social justice. Bhatt's current projects include examining the relationships between politics and violence, the sociology of religious violence, and the nature of the new far-right. His earlier research focused on the geo-sociology of religious violence and involved research on violent religious movements and militia in Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia.
Bhatt obtained his PhD (politics and sociology) at Birkbeck College, University of London, and his BA Hons (social and political sciences) at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge.