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Rolin G Mainuddin

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Associate Professor
(919) 530-7259
(919) 530-6246
109-E Edmonds Classroom Building


Core Courses:
POLS-2110: Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLS-2115: Introduction to International Politics
POLS-3600: American Foreign Policy
POLS-4520: Middle Eastern Politics
Other Courses:
POLS-2100: Introduction to American Government
POLS-4600: Workshop in International Affairs

Academic Advisor: Juniors [A-L] (Department of Political Science).
Faculty Advisor: Asia and Middle East Track (Global Studies Program).
Chair: Academic Program Review Committee.
Member: Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion Committee (Dept. of Political Science).
Liaison: Political Science Representative (Shepard Memorial Library).
Member: Grievance Committee (Faculty Senate).
Principal Investigator: DHS Grant (Identity & Choice of Actions), START-UMD.
Member: Interfaith Initiative (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill).
Executive Board Member: Triangle Institute for Security Studies (NC).
Member: Editorial Board, Journal of Third World Studies.
Member: Int. Board of Editors, International J. of South Asian Studies (India).
Member: Editorial Advisory Board, Scientific Journals International (Online).
Guest Commentator: Voice of America (Bangla Language Service).


Rolin Mainuddin is associate professor of political science at North Carolina Central University. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Kansas. Before earning two master 19s degrees in political science and international affairs (administrative studies), respectively, from Ohio University, he completed graduate and undergraduate studies in international relations at Dhaka University (Bangladesh). His research interest is in international security and religious violence. A former president of the North Carolina Political Science Association and the Association of Third World Studies, Mainuddin serves on the editorial board of International Journal of South Asian Studies (India) and Journal of Third World Studies. Also, he is on the Executive Board of Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS). Furthermore, he has appeared as a guest commentator for Voice of America (Bangla Language Service). In addition to editing a book, Religion and Politics in the Developing World: Explosive Interactions (Ashgate), his articles have appeared in Indian Journal of Asian Affairs; Journal of Political Science, Government and Politics (online); Journal of Third World Studies; Mid-American Journal of Politics; Middle East Policy, and Military Review.

Last Updated: February 27, 2013.


PhD University of Kansas 1992
MA Ohio University 1986
MA Ohio University 1984
MSS University of Dhaka 1982
BSS University of Dhaka 1981


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Selected Publications

1. Mainuddin, R. G. (2012). “Strategic Defense Run Amuck: Contextualizing the Iraq War,” . Journal of Political Science, Government and Politics , 1, 1-11.
2. Mainuddin, R. G. (2007). “Political Islam: Untangling the Conceptual Muddle” . Journal of Third World Studies , 24, 109-128.
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