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Nalanda Roy

Dr. Nalanda Roy
Associate Professor, M. Phil, Ph.D., CDE
Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellow, Office of Inclusive Excellence


Dr. Nalanda Roy is an Associate Professor of International Studies and Asian Politics in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Georgia Southern University (Armstrong Campus). Dr. Roy is the associate editor of the Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs published by SAGE. She also serves as the board member for Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, Brill Publications, Journal of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group. She has published four books titled Bitter Moments- The Story of Indonesian Fragmentation in 2015, The South China Sea Disputes- Past, Present, and Future in 2016, Exploring the Tripod: Immigration, Security, and Economy in the Post-9/11 United States in 2020, and Navigating Uncertainty in the South China Sea Disputes: An Interdisciplinary Perspective in 2021. Nalanda is the Chair of the Asian committee and on the board of directors with the City of Savannah and works for the Greater Savannah International Alliance. 


  • Women in Leadership Program, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University, New York, 2019.
  • Ph. D., Global Affairs, Rutgers University, New Jersey, Excellence Fellow, 2013.
  • M.A., Sociology and Anthropology, University of Toledo, Ohio. Summa cum laude, 2008.
  • M. Phil., International Relations, Jadavpur University, University Grants Commission Fellow, (First Class Honors), India, 2004.
  • M.A., International Relations, Jadavpur University, Full Scholarship, India (First Class Honors), 2001.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Jadavpur University, Full Scholarship, India (First Class Honors), 1999.

Research Expertise / Interest

International relations, comparative politics, Area Studies (South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Asia-Pacific), China, U.S. foreign policy, international security and immigration, maritime security, energy security, international law, Globalization, and social movements, resistance studies, human rights, and genocide.

Last updated: 1/26/2023