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Rekha Datta, PhD


PhD, University of Connecticut

Office: Bey Hall, Room 249

Phone: 732-571-4438


Spring 2018 Office Hours:

Dr. Datta is on sabbatical for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.

Regularly Taught Courses:

FY 101 PS: First Year Seminar

PS 221: Early Political Thought

PS 222: Modern Political thought

PS 371: International Service Seminar - India

PS 373: Comparative Politics, Asia

PS 377: Women and the World

PS 372: Democracy in South Asia

PS 389: Political Internship

PS 401: Political Science Seminar

PS 518: Theory, Policy, Ethics


  • 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



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).