Dr. Shelly Johny

Personal Details

Name:                              Dr. Shelly Johny
Nationality:                     Indian
Gender :                           Male
Date of Birth :                 26/05/1979
Designation :                   Assistant Professor
                                           Postgraduate Department of Political Science
                                           St. Aloysius College (University of Calicut)
                                           Elthuruth, Trichur, Kerala 680611
Teaching Experience :
 Research Experience :
 Present Address :          Vazhappilly (House) Vazhappilly Enclave Mundur P.O. Thrissur – 680541
E mail :                             shellyjohny@hotmail.com
Phone :                              Mob: 8281271299

 

Educational Qualifications

M.A. – Middlesex University
M.Phil – Jawaharlal Nehru University
Ph.D – Jawaharlal Nehru University (Thesis Title- The Decline of Oman’s Maritime Empire during the Late Nineteenth Century)

Area of Interests

Contemporary Political History, West Asia, Arab Gulf States, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Political Islam, Foreign Policy, Indian Ocean Studies, Early Christianity

Publications

1. Chapter titled ‘Sunni-Shia Militant Groups in West Asia” in book titled Transnational Terrorism: Perspectives on Motives, Measures and Impact edited by Chintamani Mahapatra and Amulya Tripathi and published by Reference Press, New Delhi in 2007
2. Chapter titled ‘Political Legitimacy of Monarchy and Civil Society in Jordan’ in book titled Civil Society, Democracy and State edited by Sujata Aishwarya Cheema and published by New Century Publications, New Delhi in 2010
3. Chapter titled ‘Building Representative Institutions in a Traditional Society: The Political Reform Process in Oman’ in a book titled Democracy and Democratization in the Gulf edited by Gulshan Dietl and published by Shipra Publications, New Delhi in 2010
4. Chapter titled ‘Globalization and Cosmopolitanism in Omani Society’ in book titled Society and Change in the Contemporary Gulf edited by A K Ramakrishnan and M H Ilias and published by New Century Publications, New Delhi in 2011
5. Chapter titled ‘The Kutchi Bhatia Traders of Oman’ in book titled Indian Trade Diaspora in the Arabian Peninsula edited by Prakash C. Jain and Kundan Kumar and published by New Academic Publishers, New Delhi in 2012
6. Chapter titled ‘Trade Routes and the Advent of Christianity in Kerala during the Early Historic Period’ in book titled Uncommon Places: Asadharna Edangal edited by Sajeev P.V. and Ramdas P. and published by Publication Division of C. K. G. Memorial Government College, Perambra, Kerala in 2014
7. Research paper titled ‘Military Power and Strategy of Iran’ in Air Power Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, April-June 2007
8. Research paper titled ‘Iranian Political System and the IRGC’ in Air Power Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July- September 2007
9. Research paper titled ‘Inside the Labyrinth: NATO’s Mission in Afghanistan and Continuing Relevance of Pakistan’ in Air Power Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, April-June 2008
10. Research paper titled ‘The UAE’s Strategy against Iran’ in Defence and Diplomacy, Vol. 1, No. 1, October 2011
11. Research paper titled ‘Shifting Strategies and tactics of the US/NATO Forces and the Taliban in the present Afghan War’ in Air Power Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 2012
12. Review of a book by R R Sharma titled ‘India and Emerging Asia’, in Seminar, #506, April 2006
13. Review of a book edited by N S Sisodia and C Uday Bhaskar titled ‘Emerging India: Security and Foreign Policy Perspectives’, in the Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, April-June 2007

Paper Presentations

1.’Political Legitimacy of the Monarchy and Civil Society in Jordan’ in national seminar organized by Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, from 21st to 22nd January, 2009 titled ‘Civil Society, Democracy and State in West Asia’
2. ‘Kutchi Bhatia Traders of Oman’ in international seminar organized by the Gulf Studies Program, Centre for West Asian and African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University on 24th March, 2009 titled ‘Indian Diaspora in the Gulf Countries’
3. ‘Building Representative Institutions in a Traditional Society: The Political Reform Process in Oman’ in international seminar organized by the Gulf Studies Program, Centre for West Asian and African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, on 27th March, 2009 titled ‘Democratization in the Gulf: Challenges Ahead’
4. Submitted a paper titled ‘The Politics of the Wahhabi-Ibadi Contest in Nineteenth Century Oman’ which was read at the 25th International Conference on History and Historiography of Asia & Africa organized by St. Petersburg University held at the Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St. Petersburg State University, Russia from 22nd to 24th April, 2009
5. ‘Indo-Iranian Strategic Convergence: The Future Scenario’ in an international seminar organized by the Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, on 4th December, 2009 titled ‘India-Iran Relations in Contemporary Times (1979-2000)’
6. ‘Omani-Attempts to Dominate Indo-Arab Maritime Trade in the Gulf: 1750-1829’ in an international seminar organized by the Gulf Studies Program, Centre for West Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, on 3rd March, 2010 titled ‘People, Culture and Goods in Motion: India-Arab Maritime Historical Relations’
7. ‘The Divergence of Commercial and Political Interests in Zanzibar between the Omani State and the Al-Harthi Tribe in the Sharqiya Province of Oman’ in an international seminar organized by Centre for Indian Ocean Studies, University of Calicut, on 29th March, 2010 titled ‘Beyond the Waters: Indian Ocean in Historical Perspectives’
8. ‘Trade Routes and the Advent of Christianity in the Malabar during the Early Historic Period’ in a research conference organized by the CH Muhammad Koya Chair for Studies on Developing Societies, Calicut University; Department of History, Calicut University; and Regional Archives, Kozhikode, on 12th August, 2013 titled ‘First Annual Malabar Praxis Graduate Research Conference’
9. ‘Arab State Systems in the Light of the ‘Arab Spring’ in a national seminar organized by the Department of Arabic, University of Kerala on 25th October, 2013 titled ‘Society, Culture and Politics in West Asia: Post-Arab Spring Dynamics’
10. ‘The Rise of Religious Sectarianism in West Asia and its Significance in the Political Turmoil of the Arab World’ in a national seminar organized by the Dept. of Political Science, MES Asmabi College, Kodungalloor, Thrissur, Kerala on 29th January, 2015 titled ‘The Arab World: March Towards Democracy or Turmoil’
11. ‘The Need for Systemic Change in India’s Foreign Policy Towards West Asia and the Dialogue of Civilizations’ in a national seminar organized by the Dept. of Political Science, Panampilly Memorial Government College, Cahalakudy, Thrissur, Kerala on 19th February, 2015 titled ‘India Goes Global: Diplomacy of a Rising Power’

Lectures

1. ‘War in Afghanistan’ in the Air Force 5th Squadron Officer’s Capsule at Centre for Air Power Studies, Western Air Command, Subroto Park on 1st September, 2011
2. “War in Afghanistan” in the Air Force 6th Squadron Officer’s Capsule at Centre for Air Power Studies, Western Air Command, Subroto Park on 25th January, 2012
3. ‘Conflict in the Fertile Crescent: Colloquium on Contemporary West Asia’ organized by the Panampilly Memorial Government College, Chalakudy, Thrissur, Kerala on 24th July, 2014
4. ‘Big Power Interventions and Conflicts in West Asia’ in a joint academic programme organized by YMCA, Trivandrum and the Society for Social Science Research (SSSR), Trivandrum on 23rd August, 2014 at YMCA, Trivandrum