• Rekha Datta, PhD


    PhD, University of Connecticut

    Office: Bey Hall, Room 249

    Phone: (732) 571-4438

    Email: rdatta@monmouth.edu

    Spring 2014 Office Hours:

    Tuesday, 1-2:30

    Friday, 1-2:30

    Wednesday and Thursday By Appointment

    Spring 2014 Courses:

    PS 222: Modern Political thought

    PS 377: Women and the World

    PS 518: Theory, Policy, Ethics

    Regularly Taught Courses:

    PS 221: Early Political Thought

    PS 222: Modern Political thought

    PS 373: Comparative Politics, Asia

    PS 377: Women and the World

    PS 518: Theory, Policy, Ethics

    PS 371: International Service Seminar - India

    PS 372: Democracy in South Asia

    PS 401: Political Science Seminar

    FY 101 PS: First Year Seminar


    • Department chair, 2000-2010.
    • Founding Director, Institute for Global Understanding (IGU) until 2011.
    • Distinguished Teacher Award, Monmouth University (2003), the Outstanding Leader in Experiential Education Award in Higher Education, NSSE (2011), the annual Humanitarian of the Year Award (2004).
    • Higher Education Transition Team for the Governor (NJ), (2005-06).
    • VP for Public Policy, Northern Monmouth County, AAUW, 2011-13

    Research Interests:

    Empowerment of Women, Comparative Politics, India, Pakistan, Political Development, Human Security, United Nations

    Selected Works:


    Author of Beyond Realism: Human Security in India and Pakistan in the 21st Century, (2008, 2010), Why Alliances Endure: The United States-Pakistan Military Alliance, 1954-1971 (1994) and co-editor, with Judith Kornberg, Women in Developing Countries: (2002).