Sagarika's research interests focus on two main areas: (1) International Organisations / The United Nations and the specialised agencies / UNESCO; and (2)South Asian politics / Indian politics and foreign policy.
She is the author of The politicization of the United Nations specialized agencies: A case study of UNESCO (1995) and UNESCO and a just world order (2002). She has also authored a number of journal articles on the UN / UNESCO and contributes research papers to BISA / ISA conferences.
Her research interests in South Asia have led to the publication of a co-edited volume, South Asian Security: 21st century discourses (2012). Apart from inter-state conflict the book covers human security, energy security, identity and civil conflict, and regional integration. She has recently published a chapter on South Asian security for a Handbook of Governance and Security (2014) published by Edward Elgar.
In recent years she has also taken an interest in American foreign policy, especially the pivot to Asia.
Sagarika Dutt is Subject Leader for International Relations(IR) and year three tutor for Politics and IR students. She also teaches and leads several IR modules at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is module leader for INTR29945: Change and world order – international institutions and non-state actors, a level two module, and INTR32420: States, nationalisms and identity, a level three module. She co-ordinates the level three IR dissertation module for the School of Arts and Humanities and supervises dissertation students.
At the postgraduate level she teaches and leads a module on Global Governance and International Institutions for the MAIR programme and supervises dissertation students.