cropped-543482_3264601767201_1792938749_n.jpgI am a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. My research interests concern conflict processes, terrorism, civil war, state failure, politics of South Asia, and Indian politics. I graduated with a Ph.D. in Political Science with concentration in International Relations, Comparative Politics and Research Methods. My Ph.D. dissertation “Challenging the State: Evaluating the Effects of Uneven Distribution of Public Goods, Economic Globalization and Political Openness on Domestic Terrorism” explores how two post-Cold War phenomena– economic integration and emergence of democracies – are related to domestic terrorism.

I did my Master’s in International Relations/Comparative Politics from the Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina in 2008. My M.A. thesis in Appalachian State University dealt with the human rights issue of the Untouchables in India. My graduate study from North Bengal University in India mainly focused on the politics of South Asian countries. In the undergraduate level, my major was Political Science, and minors were Economics and History.

CONTACT INFORMATION: I am always best reached via email at sghatak@vols.utk.edu

My mailing address is:
Department of Political Science
University of Tennessee
1013 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996

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