Surupa Gupta, associate professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Mary Washington, has been selected as a 2015 Asia Studies Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, D.C.
The fellowship provides residence of three or six months at the East-West Center in Washington, D.C., to scholars and analysts who wish to undertake policy-relevant research and writing on significant contemporary U.S.-Asia policy topics, including diplomatic, politico-security and economic issues.
“During my fellowship I will research trade relations between the U.S. and India and focus specifically on farm trade and trade-related Intellectual Property Rights as these have been particularly contentious issues,” said Gupta, whose official research topic is entitled Indispensable Partners?: U.S.-India Relations and the Domestic Politics of Farm Trade and Intellectual Property Rights.
Gupta specializes in international political economy, politics of globalization, comparative politics of south Asia and Indian foreign policy. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and a bachelor of arts and a master’s degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. She was awarded a Jepson Fellowship at UMW in 2011.
“I am excited about being in an environment with other scholars with similar interests, having an office in D.C. this fall and that I will have the opportunity to conduct interviews with some of the participants and the stakeholders involved in this policy area,” said Gupta.
For more information, check out the East-West Center website.