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Manaswini's research interest is at the intersection of civil-military relations and comparative politics. In her dissertation, she explores the subversion of military autonomy by civilians in India. In contrast to the literature's focus on explaining how civilian control can be maximized and why military influence from politics must be reduced, her focus is the opposite - how civilian encroachment into military affairs is eroding Indian democracy. Prior to beginning her PhD, Manaswini worked as an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies in Singapore and as a lecturer in Professional Military Education to the Singapore Armed Forces. Manaswini holds a Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies, with a Certificate in Terrorism Studies, from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and a BA in Political Science and Economics from Luther College, Iowa. Awards: Summer Methods Funding - Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Summer 2018
Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR), Workshop sponsored by The Wilson Center and George Washington University, June 2018 Teaching Experience: Teaching Assistant, School of International Service
SIS 105 - World Politics
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018, Fall 2019
Global Politics faculty, Mahindra United World College of India (Pune, India)
IB Diploma Program
August 2018 - January 2019