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Dr. Sanjukta Chaudhuri

Professor Chaudhuri LectureAssociate Professor
Office: SSS 468
Phone: (715) 836-3527

Personal Web Page



Dr. Sanjukta Chaudhuri is featured in the Racine Journal Times in the Sept. 21 story about her upcoming speaking appearance at the Oct. 5 meeting of the American Association of University Women. Read more about her presentation, "A Life Course Model of Human Rights Realization, Female Empowerment and Gender Inequality in India."

Dr. Sanjukta Chaudhuri's paper "A Life Course Model of Rights Realization, Female Empowerment, and Gender Inequality in India" will be published in the December 2013 issue of World Development and is currently available online. World Development is one of the highest ranked peer-reviewed journals in economics and the top-ranked journal in development studies.

Click here to read a press release by the Guttmacher Institute on Dr. Chaudhuri's latest publication in the International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Biographical notes:

Sanjukta Chaudhuri holds a PhD in economics from the City University of New York (2008). She joined the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire as Assistant Professor of Economics in 2008. A recipient of the 2012-1213 American Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Chaudhuri's research specialization is economics of gender inequality including gender gap in infant and child mortality, women's empowerment, and gender issues in South Asia. She has published in various peer-reviewed journals including World Development, Women and Health, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Healthcare for Women International, Review of Radical Political Economics, International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, and International Journal of Public Policy.

In a recently published paper, Chaudhuri analyzed the determinants of female infant mortality disadvantage in India. In a forthcoming paper, she has estimated the number of excess female infant deaths in India due to gender discrimination and childhood neglect. In another forthcoming paper, she has examined correlates of marital violence in Bangladesh. In other recent papers, Chaudhuri has examined women's AIDS awareness in Bangladesh, correlates of fertility in India, and has examined regional variations in excess female infant mortality in India. Since 2007, Chaudhuri has made twenty-one conference and invited presentations on gender issues. She has reviewed several books for Choice Magazine and has referred papers for several journals. 

At UW-Eau Claire, Chaudhuri has taught courses on Women and Labor Market, Economics of American Minorities, and Examining Women's Studies. Since 2008, Chaudhuri has collaborated with several students on research projects. Several of these projects have won the women's studies undergraduate research award at UW-Eau Claire, and have been presented at undergraduate research conferences, including the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), the Midwest Economics Association annual meetings, and the UW-Eau Claire student research poster day.  

Chaudhuri is also actively involved in service activities at the university. She is a member of Women's Studies curriculum committees, member of UW-Eau Claire's Chancellor's Commission on Status of Women and regularly serves as a member of the Women's Studies Undergraduate Student Research Award panel.

Please visit Dr. Chaudhuri's personal webpage for more information on her current teaching, research and other activities. 

Fall 2014 Class Schedule:

On Maternity Leave

Classes Taught:

  • Econ 103 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • Econ 330 - Economics of American Minorities
  • Econ 337 - Women and the Labor Market
  • Wmns 301 - Examining Women's Studies
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