Office: SSS 468
Phone: (715) 836-3527
Dr. Sanjukta Chaudhuri is an Associate Professor in the department of economics and a women's studies program affiliate at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UW-Eau Claire). Chaudhuri's research specializes in the economics of gender inequality including gender gap in infant and child mortality, women's empowerment, and gender issues in South Asia. Her scholarship is dedicated to addressing gender inequalities and identifying ways to improve the economic wellbeing of women and girls.
She has published in several peer-reviewed journals including Feminist Economics (forthcoming), 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.
Her paper "A Life Course Model of Rights Realization, Female Empowerment, and Gender Inequality in India" was published in the December 2013 issue of World Development, which is one of the highest ranked peer-reviewed journals in economics and the top-ranked journal in development studies. Another recent publication appeared in the International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and was recognized in January 2013 by the Guttmacher Institute, an organization dedicated to advancing sexual and reproductive health worldwide through research, policy analysis, and public education.
In other recent papers, Chaudhuri has examined women's AIDS awareness in Bangladesh, correlates of fertility, and regional variations in excess female infant mortality in India. She has presented papers on gender issues in more than twenty-five conferences and seminars.
At UW-Eau Claire, Chaudhuri has taught courses on Women and labor market, Economics of American minorities, and Examining women's studies. She regularly collaborates with students on research projects. Several 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), and the Midwest Economics Association annual meetings.
Chaudhuri has served on university committees including women's studies curriculum committees, Chancellor's commission on status of women, and the women's studies undergraduate student research award judges' panel.
Chaudhuri has received numerous grants, fellowship, and awards for her scholarship. She was a recipient of the 2012-1213 American Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). In 2013, she was recognized as UW- Eau Claire women's studies faculty scholar of the year. She is the 2014 UW-Eau Claire honoree for University of Wisconsin system outstanding women of color in education award.
Spring 2015 Class Schedule:
On Maternity Leave
- Econ 103 - Principles of Microeconomics
- Econ 330 - Economics of American Minorities
- Econ 337 - Women and the Labor Market
- Wmns 301 - Examining Women's Studies