Meghana Nayak


BA , Southwestern University Honors Psychology/Women's Studies
PhD , University of Minnesota Political Science

Expertise: Related: Teaching Interests:

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

Dr. Meghana Nayak is Professor of Political Science. Her research focuses on gender violence, refugees, U.S. power and identity, and pedagogical approaches to international relations, and she is the author of Who is Worthy of Protection? Gender-Based Asylum and U.S. Immigration Politics (Oxford University Press). She is also co-faculty advisor, with Dr. Emilie Zaslow, of the Dyson Women's Leadership Initiative and supports student activism regarding human rights, rights for women and LGBTQ communities, and sexual assault preventio

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