Kalpana Misra, Ph.D. - The University of Tulsa
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Kalpana Misra, Ph.D.

Chair of Organizational Studies

Associate Professor of Political Science


Kalpana Misra is associate professor of political science who specializes in Chinese politics and ideological developments. She is the author of “From Post Maoism to Post Marxism: The Erosion of Official Ideology in Deng’s China, Routledge;” co-editor of “Feminism in the Jewish State: Some Contemporary Perspectives,” Brandeis University Press; co-author of “Modern Political Theory,” Mssrs. S.Chand, Ltd. She has contributed several books chapters, book reviews, and encyclopedia pieces. Her articles have been published in Asian Survey, China Report, Economic and Political Weekly, Strategic Analysis, Women and Politics, Feminist Collections, Contemporary South Asia, Journal of Comparative Asian Development, The Times of India and Tulsa World. From 2013-21 she served as dean of the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences. Her signature initiatives as dean included the establishment of the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities and The D’Arcy Internship Program.

Awards and Honors

  • Thomas H. Buckley Award for Teaching Excellence, 2012
  • The University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award, 2004
  • Political Science Scholar of the Year, 1998


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Chinese politics
  • Official ideology and intellectual history
  • Women’s movements
  • International relations
  • Indian foreign policy