Episode 12 – Priya Dixit

Jul 18, 2020

Professor Priya Dixit of Virginia Tech joins the Hayseed Scholar podcast. Priya talks about being born in Thailand, growing up in Nepal, college and her master’s in Australia, working for the United Nations, and pursuing her graduate work at American University in DC and the transition to living in the United States.  She also discusses the challenges of the US Visa process, and how it has impacted her research. Brent and Priya visit about her transition to the tenure track position at Virginia Tech, her approach to writing and decompressing. They conclude by discussing Professor Dixit’s love of dogs and also being a lifelong Liverpool fan. 

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Brent J. Steele is the Francis D. Wormuth Presidential Chair, Department Chair and Professor of Political Science at the University of Utah, and the co-editor in chief of Global Studies Quarterly. He is the author of the recently published Vicarious Identity in International Relations (with Chris Browning and Pertti Joenniemi), and Restraint in International Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2019), which co-won the ISA Theory section book award for 2020.