Mary Manjikian is an Associate Professor in the Robertson School of Government. She has taught courses in comparative politics, international relations theory, national security affairs, terrorism, politics and the media and environmental politics.
She has served as a Visiting Professor at the College of William and Mary and at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk. A former foreign service officer, Mary has also served as Assistant Press Attache in The Hague, Netherlands; Assistant Cultural Attache for Educational Affairs in Moscow, Russia, and Press Attache in Sofia, Bulgaria. She taught abroad at International University in Sofia, Bulgaria and guest lectured at the American University of Bulgaria and at Sofia University. She has also served as Director for International Programs at the international nonprofit, The Center for Excellence in Education and was appointed as a short-term scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
She received a B.A. in Russian from Wellesley College, an M. Phil from Oxford University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan where she was a Rackham fellow. Her work has been published in Alternatives, Europe-Asia Studies, Millennium and International Studies Quarterly, as well as Beacham's Encyclopedia of Terrorism.
Dr. Manjikian published two books in 2012: Threat Talk: Comparative Politics of Internet Addiction and Apocalypse and Post-Politics: The Romance of the End. Her third book, Barring the Door: The securitization of Property Squatting in Western Europe, is forthcoming from Routledge in 2013. In 2013, she will be a Fulbright Scholar at Durham University, UK, working at the Institute for Advanced Study. Her project there focuses on "the timeless discourse of plague and pandemic."
A resident of Chesapeake, Virginia, Dr. Manjikian serves on her town's Fine Arts Commission. Mary and her husband Ara have three children.
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