Gargi Vyas

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  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Political Science
1602 Patterson Office Tower
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MA Political Science, University of Kentucky (2021)

BA Political Science and International Studies, University of Richmond (2016)


I am a PhD candidate and in my fifth-year at the University of Kentucky. My major and minor are International Relations and Comparative Politics, respectively.

I study economic sanctions, and my research shows how interstate cooperation helps with sanction effectiveness. I have also worked on projects studying quality of governance, citizen trust in government, human rights performance, and foreign policy of coalition governments.

I have been a Primary Instructor and Teaching Assistant for the following courses- PS 410: Peace Studies Capstone, PS 391: Contemporary Global Conflicts, PS 230: Introduction to International Relations, PS 210: Introduction to Comparative Politics, PS 101: American Government, and PS 399: Internship in Government. I was a Lyman T Johnson Fellow in Fall 2018, Fall 2019 and Fall 2020. 

Selected Publications: 

Vyas, Gargi. 2015. “The US-Japan Alliance: Japan’s Security Provider?” In Maritime Perspectives 2015, ed. Vijay Sakhuja and Gurpreet S. Khurana, New Delhi: National Maritime Foundation.

Vyas, Gargi. 2015. “Book Review on The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited (2014) by Louisa Lim” In East Asia Monitor 2 (1), New Delhi: Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses.

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