Andrea Malji, Ph.D.

amalji@hpu.edu

Hawaii Pacific University

City: Honolulu, Hawaii - 96813

Country: United States

About Me:

I am an Assistant Professor of International Studies and Diplomacy and Military Studies at Hawaii Pacific University. My research focuses on terrorism and political violence with a regional specialization in South Asia.  I have a regional interest in South Asia, but a broad interest in terrorism, conflict, nationalism, and gender. I have received research grants to study nationalism in South Asia. 

I have taught several courses including: International Relations of Asia, Graduate Seminar in International Relations, Intro. to Politics,  Comparative Politics, World Politics, Culture and Politics of the Developing World, an upper level specialized courses on ISIS and terrorism in the Islamic world,  terrorism & political violence, the politics of South Asia, and research methods (qualitative and quantitative).  


Prior to starting my PhD I worked as an Anti-Money Laundering Analyst

Research Interests

Terrorism

Asian Politics

Political Violence

Conflict Processes & War

Gender and Politics

Terrorism

Hindu Nationalism

South Asia

Nationalism, National Identity

Countries of Interest

India

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

Bangladesh

Nepal

My Research:

My research focuses on terrorism and political violence with a regional specialization in South Asia, specifically India and Sri Lanka.  I have a regional interest in South Asia, but a broad interest in terrorism, conflict, International Relations of Asia, development, nationalism, gender, and the Islamic world. I have been awarded several grants to research why women join militant movements and how their political views change over time, specfiically in the post-conflict era. 

Publications:

Journal Articles:

(2018) The Rise of Hindu Nationalism and its Regional and Global Implications, Asian Studies

This article analyzes the factors behind the rise of Hindu nationalism and how it creates regional and global security concerns.

Media Appearances:

TV Appearances:

(2019) Channel News Asia

Dr. Malji gave a 5 minute live broadcast interview with CNA on 4/21 regarding the Easter terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.