Dr. Runa Das

Professional Title
Professor of Political Science

Dr. Das joined UMD in Fall 2005 after teaching for a year at Wayne State University, Michigan.  She has a PhD (2004) in Political Science from Northern Arizona University. Her research intersects critical, postcolonial, and feminist International Relations; United States-South Asia’s nuclear weapons and (in)securities, and the significance of identity, culture, civilization, and discourse in international politics. She is the author of Revisiting Nuclear India: Strategic Culture and (In)Security Imaginary (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2015), has guest co-edited a special issue in Asian Journal of Political Science, and has published numerous articles in Social Identities; Journal of Asian and African Studies; International Studies ReviewInternational Politics; Contemporary Politics; European Journal of Women’s Studies; Minerva Journal of Women and War; Asian Perspectives; Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative PoliticsWomen’s Studies International ForumInternational Feminist Journal of Politics; Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs; Identity, Culture, and Politics, Third World Quarterly; and Comparative Studies of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. She is the recipient of the 2015 Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Liberal Arts, UMD, and the 2016 Award for Excellence in Research from the College of Liberal Arts, UMD.