Suparna Chaudhry

Department of Political Science

Suparna Chaudhry

Assistant Professor

McMurran Hall 355
(757) 594-7821


  • Ph D in Political Science, Yale University
  • M Phil in Political Science, Yale University
  • MA in International Relations, University of Chicago
  • BA in History, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, India


International Relations, Comparative Politics, International Organizations, Human Rights, Human Security, Political Violence and Conflict, South Asian Politics


Human Rights, NGOs, Foreign Aid, Political Violence


Dr. Suparna Chaudhry is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at Christopher Newport University. Her research and teaching interests include human rights, international organizations, and political violence and conflict, with a specific focus on state persecution of NGOs. Prior to joining Christopher Newport University, 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 MA from the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago and a BA in History from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.

  • Nominee, Citizen of the Year, Newport News Human Rights Commission. (2019)
  • Best Dissertation, American Political Science Association Human Rights Section. (2018)
  • Best Paper Award, International Studies Association (ISA), Human Rights Section. (2018)
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2019). Bridging the Gap: The Relationship between NGO Activism and Human Rights Indicators. Journal of Human Rights. Volume, 18. Issue, 1. Pages, 111-133.
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