Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Manjeet Ramgotra

Key information

Department of Politics and International Studies Admissions Tutor: MSc Political Thought Centre for Comparative Political Thought Member
PhD in Political Theory (LSE), BA French and Political Science (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Russell Square: College Buildings
Email address
Telephone number
+44 (0) 20 7898 4573
Support hours
Tues. 11-12 and Fri. 2-3


Manjeet Ramgotra studied Politics and French at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada and after living in France for a number of years, she wrote a PhD in political theory at the LSE on the conservative roots of republicanism in the history of western political thought.  More recently, her research has developed to examine republicanism in the twentieth-century post-colonial moment, notably in the founding of the Indian republic. Manjeet is a strong advocate of decolonising the curriculum and has reconceptualized her teaching to include more women, people of colour and to reconsider how we construct knowledge. 


Off campus office hours: Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm via MS Teams @ManjeetRamgotra. Please book here 

Research interests

Manjeet Ramgotra’s research focuses on a critical interpretation of republicanism in the thought of Cicero, Machiavelli and Montesquieu. She further examines recent understandings of republicanism in twentieth-century postcolonial republican foundings. Currently, she is working on republicanism in India's anti-colonial movement and on the languages of republicanism. Her published work includes analyses of the conservative roots of republicanism, republic and empire in Montesquieu's political thought and Nehru's post-colonial republicanism.

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Nazam Laila Digital Power and Bangladeshi Gig Economy: Economic Emancipation or Neo-colonial Exploitation?


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