- SONIKA GUPTA has an MA, M.Phil and Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi in Global Politics & Chinese Studies.
- She is currently Associate Professor in Chinese Studies and Global Politics at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai.
- In 2011, she founded IITM China Studies Centre was its Co-ordinator from April 2011-July 2015.
Visiting Faculty: Since 2017 she has taught seminar courses as visiting faculty at the Bremen Hoschshule, City University of Applied Sciences, Germany in their International Degree Programmes in Political Management and East Asian Studies.
- Liminal Space of Citizenship: Study of Tibetan Refugees in India funded by Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation Research Grant 2017-2019.
- Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy
- Tibetan Exile Community in India
- Chinese Media and Censorship
- International Relations Theory
Doctoral Candidates are encouraged to apply in areas of research exploring the Tibetan Community in India, Social Movements in China, Media and Politics in China, Chinese foreign policy and International Relations theory.