Vitae

Academic Appointment                                                         Full CV: sambuddha-ghatak_cv

Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, August 2014 — present

 Areas of Academic Interests

Conflict Processes, Terrorism, Insurgency, Civil War, International Political Economy, Politics of Developing Nations, Politics of South Asia, Government and Politics of India

Education

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, May 2014
Fields: International Relations, Comparative Politics, Research Methods

Committee: Dr. Brandon Prins (Chair), Dr. Wonjae Hwang, Dr. Ian Down, Prof. Carl Pierce

M.A., Political Science, Appalachian State University, North Carolina, USA, December 2008

M.A., Political Science, University of North Bengal, India, December 1988
Fields: Comparative Politics, South Asian Politics

B.A. (Honors), Political Science, University of North Bengal, West Bengal, India, June 1986
Minors: Economics, History

Teaching Interests

  • International Relations – Intrastate Conflict, Politics of Terrorism, International Conflict, International Organizations, International Relations Theory
  • Comparative Politics – Politics of Developing Nations, South Asian Politics, Government and Politics of India
  • Research Methods – Research Design, Basic Statistics, Regression Analysis, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Time Series Analysis, Game Theory

Professional Experience

 Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, August 2014 –present

Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Political Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Fall 2010 – Spring 2014.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Fall 2009 and Spring 2010.

Research Assistant (for Dr. Renee Scherleen), Department of Government and Justice Studies, Appalachian State University, North Carolina, Fall 2008

Research Assistant (for Dr. Longin Pastusiak), Department of Government and Justice Studies, Appalachian State University, North Carolina, Fall 2007 and Spring 2008.

Assistant Teacher, Political Science, Government of West Bengal (India) Public School System, April 1994 -May 2007

 Teaching Experience

 Instructor of Record:

  • Conflict in South Asian Region (POLS 479): Fall 2015
  • Politics of South Asian Nations (POLS 455): Spring 2012, Spring 2015
  • Terrorism (POLS 370): Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015
  • Conflict Processes (POLS 472): Fall 2014, Fall 2015
  • Introduction to International Relations (POLS 265): Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
  • American Government and Politics – Honors (POLS 107): Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015
  • Introduction to Political Science (POLS 102): Spring 2011 (2 sections), Fall 2010 (2 sections), Summer 2013, Fall 2013 (2 sections), Spring 2014 (2 sections)