Sabita Manian, PhD

Professor of International Relations and Political Science

Educational Qualifications

  • PhD in Political Science, Department of Political Science, Tulane University, May 1995
  • MA in International Relations, Tulane University, 1989
  • BA in Political Science (Honors) with Economics and History (minor), St. Xavier’s College (Univ. of Calcutta), 1986.

Teaching Experience

  • 2001-present: Lynchburg College, Professor, International Relations and Political Science
  • 2000- 2001: Randolph Macon Woman’s College, Visiting Professor, Asian/International Studies.
  • 1994-2000: Stephens College, Missouri, Assistant Professor (tenured), International Studies/Political Science

Publications

  • Sex Trafficking: A Global Perspective - book co-edited with K. McCabe, Rowman & Littlefield / Lexington, April 2010
  • "Globlization's Gendered Consequences in the Caribbean" (co-author B. Bullock), in Benjamin & Hall eds.Eternal Colonialism, University Press of America, February 2010
  • "Chutney, Jhanda and Kala Pani: Reaffirming Indo-Caribbean Ethno-Gender Identity" (co-author B. Bullock), in B. Giri, ed. Thinking Territory: Some Reflections, Pencraft International, 2009
  • "War and International Relations: A Critical exploration through Bakhtinian Diaologic and Huizinga's Homo Ludens" in Theory as Variation ed. by R. Radhakrishnan et al. Pencraft International, New Delhi, 2007.
  • "Georgetown Shuffle: Ethnic Politics of Afro-Guyanese, Amerindians, and Indo-Guyanese in Postcolonial Guyana" in Perspectives on Contemporary Ethnic Conflict, ed. S. C. Saha, Lexington Books, 2006
  • "Pedagogy and Experience: Bringing Japan into the Classroom," co-authored with Dwight Lang et al, Japan Studies Review, Vol. 10, 2006: 75-91.
  • "Blood, Sex and Power: a Learning Community," with N. Sanders, Journal of Women's History, Vol. 17(4), Winter 2005: 162-170.
  • "Israeli Party Politics: What is Shas for the Goose is not Sauce for the Gander," in David Lesch, ed.,History in Dispute: The Middle East Since 1945, St. James Press/Gale Group, 2003.
  • "Sri Lankan Tamil Nationalism: Its Origins and Developments in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries," A.J. Wilson, book review, National Identities, 3(3) 2001: 284-287.
  • "Ideology and Civil-Military Relations: A Comparison of India, Pakistan and Burma/Myanmar In the Nineties ," Association of Third World Studies, Conference Proceedings, 17th Annual meeting, Costa Rica 1999: 227-251, http://gsw.edu/~atws/

Teaching Experience

  • Global Politics
  • Politics of the UN: Model UN
  • Comparative Foreign Policies
  • Modern Japan
  • Growling Tigers: Asia Pacific
  • Honor and Terror Politics: South Asia
  • I.R. Research Methods
  • International Organizations
  • World Civilizations: I and II
  • Quest For Justice II
  • International Relations (theory)
  • I.R. Senior Thesis Seminar
  • Contemporary Political Problems
  • Blood, Sex and Power in Global Politics (Learning Community Course)
  • Study Abroad: India - Global & Local
  • Service Through Learning: St. Lucia Politics
  • Serve and Learn: India & the NGO Community
  • Westover Honors Seminar: Jihad vs. McWorld
  • Westover Honors Seminar: Emerging Asian Powers (China & India)
  • Westover Honors Seminar: Ethics and Human Rights
  • Westover Honors Seminar: Cuba and the Caribbean
  • Westover Honors Seminar: Global Issues

Conference Papers, Workshops, and Public Lectures

  • Whose Honor? Gender, Caste and Globalization in 21st Century India: An Invited Guest Lecture at Shanghai University, June 2010
  • Sex Trafficking in the Caribbean: The Business and Politics of Victimization, to be presented at the Caribbean Studies Meeting in May 2010
  • AFPAK: US Defense Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Foreign Policy Association Lecture Series, February 2009
  • Indo-Caribbean Identity Construction- paper presented at the Rocky Mountain MLA meeting, Reno, NV, Oct. 2008
  • Trafficking And Human Security: Horn of Africa - presentation at the Road to GuluPanel, Lynchburg College, April 2008
  • China as a Rising Power - Presentation at the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Series, February 2008
  • Reaffirming Indo-Caribbean Ethno-Gender Identity - Paper presentation, 10th International Conference on Contemporary Theory, Goa, India, December 2007
  • Poverty, Hunger and Homelessness: A Global Perspective - Presentation at the Bonner Poverty Alleviation Panel, LC, November 2007
  • Himalayan David vs. Goliath: Hidden Struggles of Tibetan Resistance - Invited Guest Speaker, Georgia College & State University, October 2006
  • Name the Price: Tyranny and Freedom of Sex Trafficking- Guest Speaker for Lynchburg College's Senior Symposium, October 2006

Awards and Grants

  • Shirley Rosser Award for Excellence in Teaching, Lynchburg College, April 2010
  • Dutch Hutchinson Award for Excellence in Advising, Sigma Nu Fraternity, April 2010
  • Summer Research Grant (Lynchburg College) for field trip in India, April 2006
  • Senior Superlative Award for Most Creative Teaching Style, February 2005
  • Mednick Fellowship from VFIC for research work in Guyana, Summer 2002
  • Lynchburg College Faculty Development Grant for Japan Seminar and Travel, Summer 2002
  • LC Faculty Development Funds 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, and 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10

Personal Interests

  • Reading – fiction, western and non-western literature, poetry

  • Political discussions

  • Films – foreign films and old black and white films

  • Jogging

  • Walking

  • Traveling

  • Listening to Jazz music

History is…

“The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all.” -- Jane Austen, The Columbia World of Quotations, 1996)

Phone: 
434.544.8449
Email: 
manian@lynchburg.edu
Office: 
Carnegie 324