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Sumantra Maitra

Doctoral Researcher in International Relations,



Doctoral Researcher on Russian Foreign policy and Neo-Realism, with a special focus on Ukraine, under the supervision of Dr Bettina Renz and Dr Matthew Rendall.

Foreign affairs columnist for War on the Rocks, National Interest, Quillette Magazine, Interpreter Magazine, Russia Direct and, and regular analyst for Center of Land Warfare, New Delhi.

Funded by the Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence (International), University of Nottingham.

Previously completed Master of Journalism and Mass Communication from Sikkim Manipal University in India with Grade A.

Went on to complete Master of International Studies from the University of Otago, New Zealand, with Distinctions in International Politics and Global Economy.

Awarded the Coursework Masters Scholarship at the University of Otago.

Some previous papers can be found at SSRN and Works.Bepress. Papers published in Journal of International Relations, and book reviews published in Political Studies Review and International Affairs, Chatham House.

Spends a lot of time tweeting @MrMaitra, at the expense of real life, and incurs the wrath of everyone around with his casual sarcasm. Trying to cure both, without success.

Teaching Summary

Introduction to International Relations (POLS 104)

New Zealand Foreign Policy (POLS 213)

at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

School of Politics and International Relations

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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