Manu Samnotra is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of South Florida. He received his B.A. in Economics and Politics from Ithaca College, in Ithaca, NY, an M.A. in Politics from the New School for Social Research in New York, NY, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida, in Gainesville, FL. He has been living in the Tampa Bay area since 2015.
Dr. Samnotra's research interests bridge European and Indian traditions of political thought. Specifically, he has published on the work of the political theorist Hannah Arendt, and is currently finishing on a book that focuses on the role of shame in political societies. He is also writing on the political significance on M.K. Gandhi from whom, Samnotra argues, we might learn new ways of practicing human dignity.