Kalpana Misra

kalpana misra

Dean, Henry Kendall College of Arts and SciencesAssociate Professor of Political ScienceChapman Hall 108

Education and Degrees Earned

  • University of Michigan, Ph.D. in Political Science, 1992
  • University of Delhi, India, 1972-1977
    • B.A. Honors, Political Sciences 1975
    • M.A. Political Science, 1977
    • Certificate in Mandarin Chinese, 1974
    • Diploma in Mandarin Chinese, 1975

    Areas of Research Focus

    • Intellectual developments in Post-Mao China
    • International Relations in South Asia
    • Women’s Movements

    Previous Teaching Experience

    • Lehigh University
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Delhi

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Political Science Association
    • Association for Asian Studies
    • International Studies Association
    • Global Studies Association 

    Courses Taught at TU

    • Politics and Culture of China (POL 2043)
    • International Politics in the Middle East and West Asia (POL 2163)
    • Politics and Culture of India (POL 3073)
    • Comparative Foreign Policy (POL 3113)
    • Womens Movements in Asia (POL 4043)
    • World Politics in the 21st Century (POL 2033)

    Awards & Recognition

    • University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award, 2004
    • Political Scientist, Scholar of the Year, 1998, Oklahoma Political Science Association


    • Feminism in the Jewish State: Some Contemporary Perspectives
      Coedited with Melanie Rich for the Brandeis Series on Jewish Women. UNEP/Brandeis University Press, 2003
    • Feminism in the Jewish State: Some Contemporary Perspectives
    • Curing the Sickness and Saving the Party: Neo-Maoism and Neo-Authoritarianism in the 1990s
      in Chinese Political Culture, edited by Shiping Hua, M.E. Sharpe, 2001
    • From Post-Maoism to Post Marxism: The Erosion of Official Ideology in Deng's China
      Routledge, 1998.
    • Gendered Subjects: Law, Property, and Political Protest in Contemporary India
      Feminist Collections, Vol. 21, No. 3, Spring 2000

    • “Ideological Justification for Post-Mao Reforms”, “Marxist Humanism”, “Neo-Maoism and Mao Fever” in Encylopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture, edited by Edward L. Davis. Routledge 2004
    • Modern Political Theory
      Co-authored with K. K. Misra. Messers S. Chand, Ltd., Delhi, October 1987.
    • Neo-Left and Neo-Right in Post-Tiananmen China
      Lead article. Asian Survey, September/October 2003
    • Politics and the State in South Asia
      Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women, edited by. Cheris Kramarae and Dale Spender. Routledge, 2001
    • South Asia in the Wake of Operation Enduring Freedom
      Journal of Comparative Asian Development, Vol. 1, no. 3, Spring 2004. Coauthored with Prof. K.K. Misra