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Manjari Chatterjee Miller

Manjari Chatterjee Miller is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University.  She works on foreign policy and security issues in international relations with a focus on South and East Asia. She specializes in the foreign policy of rising powers India and China. Her book, Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China, argues that the bitter history of colonialism affects the foreign policy behavior of India and China even today. She is interested in ideational influences on foreign policy and conceptions of state security. She is currently working on rising powers and the domestic ideational frameworks that explain their changing status.

Miller’s research has appeared in Foreign Affairs, the New York TimesAsian SecurityForeign Policy, the Indian Express and the Christian Science Monitor. Her work has been supported by grants from the East-West Center, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the South Asia Initiative, the Fairbank Center, the Woodrow Wilson School and, the US Department of Education.

Her research has been supported by fellowships from the US Department of Education, the Fairbank Center and South Asia Initiative at Harvard University, and the United Nations Foundation. Prof. Miller holds a PhD from Harvard University, an MSc. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a BA (Hons) from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi.


Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China (Studies in Asian Security)(link is external)

Stanford University Press (August 1, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-0804793384


Foreign Policy a la ModiForeign Affairs, 3 April 2014

The Un-Argumentative Indian?: Ideas about the Rise of India and Their Interaction with Domestic StructuresIndia Review 13(1), 2014

The Trauma of ColonialismThe New York Times, 14 August 2013

India’s Feeble Foreign PolicyForeign Affairs May/June 2013

Re-collecting Empire, in Kanti Bajpai and Harsh Pant (eds.), India’s Foreign Policy: A Reader, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013

Re-collecting Empire: ‘Victimhood’ and the 1962 Sino-Indian WarAsian Security5(3), 2009

India’s Global Ambition and the Nuclear Deal, Op-Ed, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 July 2008


Rising powers and the ideational frameworks of their changing status

India-Israel relations and the politics of ideas (with Michal Ben-Josef Hirsch)

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