Somsubhra is a PhD student at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin (UCD). As part of the European Research Council (ERC) funded Foundations of Institutional Authority project led by Professor Eoin Carolan, his research focuses on the relationship between populist movements and the doctrine of separation of powers.  Somsubhra completed his undergraduate degree [B.A. LL. B (Hons.)] in law from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

He worked for a year as a lawyer dealing primarily in general corporate and commercial practices. Somsubhra completed his master’s degree (MSc) from the United Nations University and Maastricht University in Public Policy and Human Development. He was employed as a political consultant with the Indian Political Action Committee where he worked on campaign design and project management. Aside from his research Somsubhra enjoys playing rugby where his enthusiasm dwarfs his abilities.