Sumona DasGupta

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Sumona DasGupta "holds a doctorate in Political Science. Her thesis focused on the Trends of Militarization in Indian Politics in the 1980s. Dr. DasGupta is an alumna of the Summer School of the Regional Center for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo, and was on the faculty of the Winter School on non-traditional security organized in October 2004.

"In recent years, Dr. DasGupta has worked on the low intensity conflict in Kashmir using the lens of gender and non-traditional security perspectives, and has been part of a research team sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, Washington that examined root causes of conflict in Kashmir through the gender lens. She was invited to speak on the Role of Women in Conflict Prevention at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC. She has also been the guest editor of the special issue of Gender Studies published by Sage on Gender and Security: Perspectives from South Asia." [1]

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  1. People, Women in Security Conflict Management and Peace, accessed May 20, 2008.