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Dr. Manasi Sinha
She is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Galgotias University. She holds a multidisciplinary academic background with a Ph.D in European Studies from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) and dual M.A Degree in Political Science and English Literature & Critical Theories. She has been a recipient of prestigious ‘Interdisciplinary Bridges for Indo-European Studies (IBIES) Erasmus Mundas Scholarship’ from the European Commission in 2014 that helped her engaging in diverse research projects on Culture, Politics and Policies of the European Union at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw (2014-2015). She also worked as Teaching Assistant in the Institute during the same period in the University of Warsaw, Poland. She has also been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Uppsala University, Stockholm University (Sweden) and Vrije University in Brussels, Belgium. She has recently been awarded NPTEL certificate on ‘Introduction to Research’ under Faculty Development Programme by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, India. Before her doctoral work, she was engaged with diverse state and civil society institutions in the fields of Public Policy research, Economic, Social and Cultural rights for women, and also worked as Subject Matter Expert for developing e-content for NCERT’s MOOC projects for school education in India. Besides this, She is an ardent lover of Music and has been awarded M.A degree (Visharad) in ‘Rabindra-Sangeet’ (which relates to Bengali Songs written by Rabindranath Tagore, the Noble Laureate of India) and She has bagged more than a dozen of publication in peer reviewed academic journals (UGC Approved/International) and in edited volumes. She has presented many of her academic research papers across International conferences in the University of Hamburg (Germany), University of Bordeaux (France), University of Gdansk (Poland), University of Warsaw (Poland) , Czech Institute of Academic Education, Prague that received high appreciation for her extensive innovative research work and exploration.
Her academic area of interests involves (i) Culture, Politics and Policies of the European Union, (ii) Gender, Culture and Violence, and (iii) Theories and Issues of International Relations (iv) Contemporary framework of Social Policies etc. Her Ph.D Thesis has focused on Policy discourse in Sweden with a particular focus on problematising ‘Gender’ as a problem in the policy discourse and the corresponding Social and Economic Policy initiatives taken up by Sweden that arrests the change in gender relations within Swedish families. She also works passionately on issues pertaining to Gender, Culture and Violence. Her recent academic work on “Geography of Fear: Interfacing Sexual Violence, Gender Justice and Politics of Spatial Exclusions of Women in Contemporary India” (2019) has been published in an edited volume titled ‘Women, Gender and Justice: Issues and Perspectives’ by Pragati Publications, New Delhi. She is currently working on her book titled “Policy Discourse and Gender Equality in Sweden” which is to be published soon. She is also working on a Minor Project on ‘Politics of Cultural markers and Women among Bishnupriya Manipuri Communities in Tripura”.
As part of her teaching, she encourages students to develop their critical thinking skills and create a positive learning environment by respecting and promoting intellectual diversity. Her pedagogy involves diverse methods that focus not only the traditional ways of teaching but that prepares students to comprehend the contemporary complex society through the use of competent lecture methods with audio-visual learning mechanism, discussion on case studies, role play method, book/article review, group/individual discussion/presentation etc. With respect to map out students overall development, she assesses through variety of formats like creative and formal writing assignments, Quiz tests, paper presentation, and finally, participation of students in classroom discussions.