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Meghana Nayak

Associate Professor
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Dyson College of Arts & Sciences

Political Science - NYC

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BA , Southwestern University
Honors Psychology/Women's Studies

PhD , University of Minnesota
Political Science


Nayak, M. V. “Discourses of Democracy and Gender: Rethinking Feminism as the Redemption of Arabs and Muslims,”. Critical Approaches to the Arab Uprisings: International Relations and Democracy Promotion. I.B. Tauris.

Nayak, M. V. (2015). “L.H.M. Ling: The Dao of World Politics: Towards a Post Westphalian, Worldist International Relations,”. Vol 17 (Issue 2) , pages 356.

Nayak, M. V. (2015). Who is Worthy of Protection? Gender-Based Asylum and U.S. Immigration Politics. New York, U.S.: Oxford University Press. http://global.oup.com/academic/product/who-is-worthy-of-protection-9780199397624?cc=us&lang=en&

Nayak, M. V. Feminist Perspectives on the Human Rights of Non-Citizens: The Dynamics of Gender-Based Asylum. Signs.

Nayak, M. V. “Paul Amar, The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Sexuality Politics, and the End of Neoliberalism,”.

Nayak, M. V. Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching about Global Activism: Solidarity Despite American Exceptionalism. International Studies Perspectives.

Nayak, M. V. The Debates Around Consent on College Campuses. Signs.

Nayak, M. V. (2014, December). Rethinking Queer International Relations' Straight Allies. International Studies Review. Vol 16 (Issue 4)

Nayak, M. V. Remaking the Global: Social Media and Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.. chapter, Popular Culture and World Politics, Routledge. Routledge Press.

Nayak, M. V. (2013). "The False Choice Between Secular Universalism versus Religion/Culture". Politics and Gender. Vol 9 (Issue 1) http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8834074

Nayak, M. V., Welty, E., Bolton, M. & Malone, C. (2013). Occupying Political Science: The Occupy Wall Street Movement from New York to the World. Palgrave Macmillan.

Welty, E., Bolton, M., Nayak, M. & Malone, C. J. (2013, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Occupying Political Science: from New York City to the World. Welty, Bolton, Nayak, Malone (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan. , pages 306.

Malone, C. J., Bolton, M., Nayak, M. V. & Welty, E. E. (2013, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). “An Occupied Political Science: concluding reflections on downtown political thinking”. Welty, Bolton, Nayak, Malone (Eds.), Occupying Political Science: the Occupy Wall Street movement from New York to the World. Palgrave Macmillan. , pages 275-282.

Bolton, M., Welty, E. E., Nayak, M. V. & Malone, C. J. (2013, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). “We had a Front Row Seat to a Downtown Revolution”. Welty, Bolton, Nayak, Malone (Eds.), Occupying Political Science: the Occupy Wall Street movement from New York to the World. Palgrave Macmillan. , pages 1-24.


Nayak, M. V. (2015, February). International Studies Association. "The Contributions of Kathryn Sikkink's Work to Human Rights Teaching and Pedagogy".


The politics of gender violence; refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants; U.S. foreign policy; human rights


  • National Women's Studies Association , August 2010
  • International Studies Association , August 1999
    professional membership-only organization of political scientists and other professional academics and practitioners involved in the study and practice of global politics


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