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Suparna Chaudhry

Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Lewis & Clark

Suparna Chaudhry is an assistant professor in the department of International Affairs at Lewis & Clark College and an Affiliated Scholar with the International Justice Lab at College of William & Mary. Previously, she was a post-doctoral fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University's department of Political Science, an M.A. from the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in History (Honors) from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.

Her research focuses on human rights, international organizations and law, and political violence, with a specific focus on the causes and consequences of state persecution of NGOs and activists. In 2018, she received the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Human Rights Section's award for Best Dissertation, as well as the International Studies Association's (ISA) Best Human Rights Paper Award. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Human Rights, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, as well as The Washington Post.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Lewis & Clark