Anjali Sahay

Associate Professor, Political Science Program
Coordinator, Model U.N.
Phone: 814-871-5535
Office: PC 2223
sahay001@gannon.edu

  • Biography
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications
  • Service

Biography

Dr. Anjali Sahay is tenured as Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Gannon University, Erie, PA since 2008 and has been appointed as Program Director of the International Studies Program (undergraduate) from Fall 2009. Dr. Sahay is also appointed as the Faculty Moderator of Gannon's Model UN Club that hosts the high school conference every Fall.  Prior to being at Gannon, she was appointed as Visiting Assistant Professor of International Relations at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC from 2006 - 2008. 

Her current work focuses on topics relating to the international political economy of India.  Her dissertation on international migration and international relations was released in April 2009 titled: Indian Diaspora in the United States: Brain Drain or Gain?  This book visits the topic of brain drain from a new lens.  It departs from the traditional literature to include discussion on brain gain and brain circulation using Indian migration to the United States as case study.  The book argues that while it cannot be denied that host countries have policies that encourage or provide the necessary conditions for brain drain to take place, it must be taken into account that many source countries now benefit from out-migration of their workers and students.  These are usually measured as remittances, investments and savings associated with return, and network approaches that, with a connectionist approach, link expatriates with their country of origin.

Her other areas of research include, US- India Relations, Diaspora Studies, International Political Economy, and U.S. Foreign Policy towards India.  To this end, she has also published a co-authored paper titled ‘Nuclear Weapons, Terrorism, and Stability in South Asia.’  Her other notable publication includes: India-Pakistan-Iran Gas Pipeline Project: Implications for Regional Security; and the Global War on Terror and the Asian Diaspora in the US: Immigration, Remittances, and Development.

Dr. Sahay also places an equally important emphasis on making 'Teaching' a fun environment and actively uses technology in the classroom to meet the demands of the millennial generation.  She also received the first prize for Gannon President's Award for 'Teaching with Technology Award' in 2012 and second prize for the same award in 2015.

Other hobbies and interests include listening to music, movies, reading books, and traveling.  Her favorite comedy shows is and remains 'Friends' although her current favorite shows also incluse 'Mad Men' and 'Downton Abbey.'  Dr. Sahay is also a trained classical dancer in Kathak, a classical dance form that originated in Northern India.  She received her vocation from her Guru Shavana Narayan in New Delhi, India for about 13 years.

Courses Taught

  • POLI 111 Introduction to US Government & Politics
  • POLI 111 Introduction to US Government & Politics  - online
  • POLI 133 Introduction to International Relations (college and dual enrollment)
  • POLI 342 United Nations Practicum
  • POLI 393 International Political Economy
  • POLI 325 Asian Politics and Culture
  • POLI 345 Globalization and World Politics
  • HIST 390 East Asian Civilization

Educational History

  • Ph.D.  International Studies, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
    Dissertation: Brain Drain or Gain: Migration of Knowledge Workers from India to USA
    2006
     
  • MBA. International Business, Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania
    2011
     
  • M.A. History, Hindu College, Delhi University, Delhi, India
    Concentrations: Post colonialism, Imperialism, Indian History and Contemporary India
    1999
     
  • B.A.  History, Gargi College, Delhi University, Delhi, India
    History of World Systems (Asia, Europe, America)
    1997

Professional Experience

  • Vice President (President Elect), Faculty Senate, Gannon University, Erie, PA
    2015 - 2016
     
  • Associate Professor (Tenured)
    Department of Political, Legal, and International Studies, Gannon University, Erie, PA
    2014 - Current
     
  • Assistant Professor
    Department of Political, Legal, and International Studies, Gannon University, Erie, PA
    2008 - 2014
     
  • Visiting/Teaching Assistant Professor
    Department of Political Science and Public Administration, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
    2006 - 2008
     
  • Adjunct Instructor
    Department of Political Science and Department of History, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
    2003 - 2006 
     
  • Research/Teaching Assistant
    Department of Political Science and Department of History, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
    1999 - 2003

Professional Societies

  • International Studies Association ISA – member since 2002
  • American Political Science Association APSA – member since 2005
  • Academy for Asia Pacific Studies, New Delhi, India – life member since 2006
  • Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism (GRFDT) a think tank based in New Delhi – member since 2012 and serving on the Advisory Board since 2012

Publications

Books

  • Sahay, Anjali.  Indian Diaspora in the United States: Brain Drain or Gain.  Lanham MD: Lexington Books.  April 2009
  • Republished by New Delhi, India: Orient BlackSwan for the South Asian Market.  2011

Review of book

  • Sartape, Vinod.  (2013). [Review of the book: Indian diaspora in the United States: Brain drain or gain].  Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism GRFTD, May 11, 2013
  • Kunnath, Rajeevan, (2013).  [Review of the book: Indian diaspora in the United States: Brain drain or gain].  Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism GRFTD, May 11, 2013
  • Sharma, Sheetal.  (2012).  [Review of the book: Indian diaspora in the United States: Brain drain or gain].  Diaspora Studies 5, number 1, pp 96 - 106
  • Alam, Mohmmad Badrul, (2010). [Review of the book: Indian diaspora in the United States: Brain drain or gain]. Asia Pacific Panorama, 9 (1), 70–71  
  • Erie Times, Professor Publishes Book on Brain Drain, Sunday, July 5th 2009, p 30


Articles in Refereed Journals and Books

  • Sahay, Anjali. Giving Back to India: Investment Opportunities and Challenges for Indian Diaspora. In O. P. Dwivedi, The New Indian Diaspora (pp. 81 - 97). Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi. 2014.
  • Sahay, Anjali. Reverse Brain Drain: New Strategies by Developed and Developing Countries, in Global Diasporas and Development: Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Policy Perspectives by Sahoo, Sadananda; Pattanaik, B.K. (eds.), Springer: India. pp 183 – 201, 2014
  • Sahay, Anjali.  At the Crossroads: The future of India-Iran relations. Foreign Policy Research Center Journal, 6, 2011, 94 -103.
  • Sahay, Anjali.  The global war on terror and the Asian Diaspora in the United States: Immigration, remittances, and development.   Asia Pacific Panorama, Volume 9 (2), December 2010, Pages 9 - 36.
  • Sahay, Anjali and Jalil Roshandel.  The Iran–Pakistan–India Natural Gas Pipeline: Implications and Challenges for Regional Security.  Strategic Analysis, Volume 34, Issue 1, 2010, Pages 74 – 92.
  • Cook, Alethia H. and Anjali Sahay.  Proliferation, Development, and Stability: Nuclear Weapons in South Asia.  Wilberforce Quarterly, Center for Defense and Security Policy, Wilberforce University, Fall 2008, pp 1 – 10.
  • Sahay, Anjali.  Indians, in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 6: Ethnicity, Celeste Ray (ed).  University of North Carolina Press, 2007, pp 166 – 167.
  • Sahay, Anjali.  Brain Drain or Brain Gain: Indian Diaspora in the United States, in Perspectives in Sociology of Diaspora, Dr. Ajay Kumar Sahoo and Brij Maharaj (eds.) New Delhi: Rawat Publication, 2006, pp 940 - 974.
  • Sahay, Anjali.  Brain Drain or Gain: India to US.  Asia-Pacific Panorama, volume 5 (1).  Delhi: University of Delhi, June 2006, pp 49 – 78.

Service

Gannon University, Erie, PA

  • Program Director, International Studies (undergraduate), 2009 - current
  • Director, Model UN Program, 2011 - current
  • Fulbright Campus Advisor - 2011 - current

Faculty Senate

  • Vice President, Faculty Senate, 2015 - 2016
  • Member, Faculty Senate, 2014 to 2016

University Committees

  • Scholarship Release Time Committee, 2015 - current
  • Rank and Tenure E Portfolio Committee, 2015 - current
  • University Strategic Planning Committee, 2015 - current
  • International Education Week Committee (ad hoc) - 2013 - current
  • University Strategic and Planning Committee, 2012 – 2013
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Committee, 2011 – 2014
  • Study Abroad Committee, Spring 2012 – 2013
  • India Feasibility Committee (ad hoc), 2012
  • Internationalization Programs Committee, 2009 – 2010
  • Academic Affairs Committee AAC (University), 2008 – 2010

College Committees

  • Academic Affairs Committee AAC (College), 2009 - 2015
  • CHESS Strategic Planning Writing Committee, 2014
  • Search Committee, History Department, 2012 - 2013