Sasikumar, Karthika

Sasikumar, Karthika

Associate Professor, Political Science
Affiliate, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

Email

Preferred: karthika.sasikumar@sjsu.edu

Telephone

Preferred: (408) 924-1361

Office Hours

11 am - 12 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays; 1-3 pm on Fridays during the semester. Email to set up a meeting if these times don't work for you.

Education

  • PhD: “Regimes at Work: The Nonproliferation Order and Indian Nuclear Policy” Cornell University, awarded May 2006
  • MPhil, Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1999
  • MA (French), English and Foreign Language University (formerly Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages), Hyderabad, India, 1999
  • MA (International Politics), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1997

Bio

Karthika Sasikumar began her education in Hyderabad, India. She obtained her undergraduate degree from St. Francis College for Women. From 1995 to 1999, she was a student at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, where she earned Master's and M.Phil Degrees from the School of International Studies.

Dr. Sasikumar received her Ph.D. from the Government Department at Cornell University in 2006. Her dissertation explores the interaction between India and the international nuclear nonproliferation order.

Before coming to SJSU, Dr. Sasikumar was a Program Associate at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an Associate in the International Security Program at Harvard University’s  Kennedy School of Government, both in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has also been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia’s  Liu Institute for Global Issues in Vancouver, and a Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University.

In 2010-11, she spent a year at the Belfer Center as the first Stanton Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow. Her research and teaching interests are in International Relations theory, international regimes, global security, migration, and national identity.

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