Bose researches British colonialism, nationalist movements, and neo-liberalism, with regional interests in Afghanistan, India, Ireland, and Pakistan. Her research has been largely focused on exploring questions of agency within larger geopolitical frameworks. She is author of "Organizing Empire," which examined discourses of individualism in accounts of nationalism, the Indian and Irish women's movements, and the Raj. She co-edited the anthology "Cultural Critique and the Global Corporation," which analyzes self-representations of specific corporations in relation to their impact on communities and the environment. She is currently working on a book-length project, "Intervention Narratives: Afghanistan, the United States, and the War on Terror," an analysis of cultural narratives about the intervention that have circulated in the United States.