Dr. P S Ramya is currently working as an Assistant Professor, School of Law, Presidency University (Bangalore) where is teaching sociology, international politics to students of law. She received her doctorate in International Relations from South Asian University, New Delhi. Her thesis titled ‘From Military Institutions to Military Organisations? A study of Myanmar's Tatmadaw’ focuses on the institutional development of the Myanmar’s military.
Ramya was a Visiting Fellow at the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS) in Yangon. She was a Research Fellow in the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore.
Faculty Coordinator (Research Club, School of Law)Program head (BA.LLB) Class Coordinator
International Politics, International Institutions and Foreign Policy, Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of India, and Sociological Theories.
• Governance and legislative development in South and Southeast Asia
• Institutionalism and its relation to authoritarianism (military sociology)
• International relations, sociological and political theory
• Specialise in South, Southeast Asian affairs, and ASEAN
Publications (Book Chapters, Journal Articles and Reports):
- Unpacking the Institutionalised Power of Myanmar’s Tatmadaw, in Myanmar Studies: Borderland Peoples of Indo-Myanmar Region, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), forthcoming.
- Understanding Myanmar’s Perspective on India’s Act East Policy: An Analysis, in Northeast India and India’s Act East Policy: Identifying the Priorities, Edited by Singh, Amarjeet M. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
- Co-authored with M. Mayilvaganan, China in the Indian Ocean Region: Changing Geopolitics
and Challenges, in China in the Indian Ocean Region, Edited by R. Sidda Goud and Manisha Mookerjee, Allied Publishers.
- Pakistan and the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT): Assessing Perspectives and Negotiations for International Journal of Geopolitics, Vol 1(1): ISSN(online):2455-7161
- India-Pakistan Relations: Assessing New Dynamics for World Focus, N. 419, November 2014.
- The Political Crisis in Pakistan: Are There Any Victors? for ISSSP Reflections, No. 21, October 7, 2014.
- Co-authored with Monish Tourangbam, India- Myanmar Relations: Assessing New Dynamics for World Focus, N. 417, September 2014.
- Co-authored with Monish Tourangbam, India’s Economic Growth: Assessing Geopolitical Implications for World Focus, N. 416, August 2014.
- Co-authored with Monica Verma, Borders and Border Studies: The South Asian Perspective for ABS Newsletter, volume 37, issue 2, spring 2017.
- Opinion Pieces:
- “Myanmar: Under the jackboot again”, Deccan Herald [Print version: Appeared as editorial]
- Could Chinese Expansionism Push South Korea and Japan Closer Together? in Statecraft
- Does Facebook Favour Authoritarianism? A Look at Thailand and Beyond, in Statecraft
- India’s Act East policy amid Myanmar’s centre-periphery conflict, in South Asia Fast Track
- Myanmar’s Approach to India for The Diplomat
- China’s Myanmar Conundrum for The Diplomat
- Paper presentations (International and National):
- Invited as a panelist to speak on “The Coup and the Future of India-Myanmar Relations”, organised by Kalinga Institute of Indo-Pacific Studies (KIIPS), 24 April 2021.
- Unpacking the Institutionalised Power of Myanmar’s Tatmadaw,Conference on Myanmar Studies: Borderland Peoples of Indo - Myanmar Region, Centre for Myanmar Studies, under the aegis of ICSSR, March 5-6, 2021
- Invited as discussant in international webinar by Takshashila Institute, Bangalore on “The Way Forward for India-Myanmar Relations”, 18 November 2020.
- China’s BRI in Myanmar: Is Beijing’s Footprint Strong?, in international webinar series organised by Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement and Water Policy Centre, 29-31 August 2020.
- Participated and presented paper titled ‘Women’s Access to Political Office: A Feminist Institutionalist Understanding of Karnataka’s State Legislative Assembly’, in a conference organised by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Jain (Deemed-to-be) University, Bangalore, 8-9 February, 2020.
- Invited to present paper on Management versus Reconciliation: Examining the Messiness of Peace in Myanmar, 4th Mandala Dialogue on National Reconciliation and Peace Process in Myanmar, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, 25 April, 2019.
- Examining China’s Role as a Mediator in the Kokang Conflict and Myanmar’s Peace Process, in international symposium organised by Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) on the theme Global Dynamics,
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 11 October 2018.
- When a Military Organisation becomes a Military Institution: Role of the Tatmadaw in Myanmar’, in an international conference organised by Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 16-17 December, 2017.
- Current state of Pakistan's nuclear programme and policy’, in an event organised by Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), Young Voices, Alternative Ideas: A Normal NuclearPakistan? Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, 29October 2015.