Suparna Chaudhry

Suparna Chaudhry

Assistant Professor


Human Rights, International Law, Non-Governmental Organizations, Political Violence, South Asian Politics

Academic Credentials

PhD in Political Science, Yale University
MA in International Relations, University of Chicago
BA in History, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University


IA 100: Introduction to International Relations
IA 296: Human Rights in International Relations
IA 303: Resilience and Resistance in Civil Conflict
IA 333: International Law


“Dynamics of international giving: How heuristics shape individual donor preferences,” with Andrew Heiss. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 50.3 (2021): 481-505.

“Who Cares About Crackdowns? Exploring the Role of Trust in Individual Philanthropy,” with Marc Dotson and Andrew Heiss. Global Policy 12.S5 (2021).

“Bridging the Gap: The relationship between INGO activism and human rights indicators.” Journal of Human Rights 18.1 (2019): 111-133.

“How Rebellion Shapes Military Recruitment During Civil War,” with Sabrina Karim and Matt Scroggs. Journal of Peace Research. DOI:

In 2018, I 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.

Public Writing and Media Commentary

“India’s prime minister will visit the U.S. next week. What will he say about human rights in Kashmir?” The Washington Post, September 21, 2019.

“In India, Hindus, Muslims and police are fighting on the streets. Here’s what’s behind the violence.” The Washington Post, February 25, 2020.

“How India plans to put 1.3 billion people on a coronavirus lockdown.” (with Shubha Kamala Prasad). The Washington Post, March 30, 2020.

“India is hitting a record number of covid-19 cases. That’s not its only problem.” (with Shubha Kamala Prasad). The Washington Post, September 9, 2020.

“Donors grow more generous when they support nonprofits supporting hostile environments abroad” (with Andrew Heiss). The Conversation. December 7, 2020.

“India’s 1.6 million new coronavirus cases in the past week are breaking its health system.” (with Shubha Kamala Prasad). The Washington Post. April 21, 2021.