Cyril Ghosh received a B.A. (1998) in political science and an M.A. (2000) in international relations from Jadavpur University, Calcutta (Kolkata), India. He also received an M.A. (2005) and a Ph.D. (2008) from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Before his doctoral work, he used to be a journalist in India.
Ghosh holds a full time position as assistant professor at Wagner College and a part-time position at the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School for Public Engagement. In the past, he has also taught at Syracuse University, New York University, Reed College, Smith College, and Mount Holyoke College.
Ghosh is the author of The Politics of the American Dream: Democratic Inclusion in Contemporary American Political Culture (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013).