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Mary B. Manjikian, Ph.D.
Professor, Government & Criminal JusticeNSS Director757.352.4138

Mary B. Manjikian, Ph.D.


Dr. Mary Manjikian is a professor in the College of Arts & Sciences. She has taught courses in comparative politics, international relations theory, national security affairs, terrorism, politics and the media, and environmental politics.

She has served as a visiting professor at the College of William and Mary and the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk. A former foreign service officer, Manjikian has also served as an assistant press attache in The Hague, Netherlands; assistant cultural attache for educational affairs in Moscow, Russia; and press attache in Sofia, Bulgaria. She taught abroad at International University in Sofia, Bulgaria, and guest lectured at the American University of Bulgaria and Sofia University. She has also served as director for international programs at the international nonprofit, The Center for Excellence in Education, and was appointed as a short-term scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

She received a B.A. in Russian from Wellesley College, an M.Phil. from Oxford University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, where she was a Rackham fellow. Her work has been published in Alternatives, Europe-Asia Studies, Millennium and International Studies Quarterly, and Beacham’s Encyclopedia of Terrorism.

Fields of Expertise:

  • International Relations Theory
  • Cyberpolitics
  • Russia and Eastern Europe



University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, M.A., Ph.D. in Political Science

St. Antony's College, Oxford University, M.Phil. in Russian and East European Area Studies

Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, B.A. Cum Laude in Russian



  • Apocalypse and Post-Politics: The Romance of the End (2012), Lanham, MD: Lexington Books
  • Threat Talk: Comparing the Discourse of Internet Addiction and User Protection in China and the United States (2012), Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishers
  • The Securitization of Property Squatting in Western Europe (2013), New York: Routledge
  • Cybersecurity Ethics: An Introduction (2017, 2021), New York: Routledge
  • Cyber Politics and Policies: An Introduction (2019), New York: CQ Press, Sage
  • Global Handbook of Cybersecurity Policy (with Scott Romaniuk), eds., (2020, New York: Routledge


Regent's Fellowship, University of Michigan

Short Term Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Nagel Institute, Professional Development Program on Religion in China

Fulbright Research Scholar, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham

University, Great Britain

Chancellor's Award, Regent University.