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. 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. She was a TED performer in April 2017 performing Indian Dance.