Associate Professor (Economics)
Director of Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
Office: OL 2134B
Phone: (715) 836- 6046
About Dr. Sanjukta Chaudhuri
I am an Associate Professor of economics and the Director of the Ronald E. McNair Program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. I have a Ph.D. from The Graduate Center, City University of New York (2008). My dissertation focused on studying son preference and resulting gender gap in intra-household resource allocation in India, focusing primarily on education gaps and school attendance gaps in impoverished households.
As an economic researcher, my work emphasizes on quantitative analysis of the economic lives of women and girls globally. My scholarship is dedicated to statistical and econometric analysis of large-scale global datasets with the objective of addressing gender inequalities and identifying ways to improve the economic wellbeing of women and girls. Using data from National Family Health Surveys of India and Bangladesh Demographic and Health Surveys, I have studied a wide range of topics including son preference and fertility decisions, sex selective abortion of female fetuses, excess female infant mortality, gender gap in infant-care, illness treatment and immunization, marital violence, malnourishment amongst adult women, and the role played by mass media and community level factors in connecting women with gender sensitive health information.
Some of the journals that have published my work include Feminist Economics, 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.
I serve the academic community is multiple ways, as a peer-reviewer, book proposal reviewer, book reviewer, and reviewer of grant proposals. I have also recently taken up an officer position in the Association for Social Economics, and will be serving as its Executive Secretary from December 2015.
Amongst several ongoing projects, the one I am most excited about is a forthcoming book manuscript that I am now preparing titled Economic Lives of Women and Girls in India: A Feminist-Economics Approach(London: Routledge Publishers). If all goes well, it will be in print in 2016.
My teaching portfolio aims at building awareness about the importance of improving lives of women and girls. My courses are built around this theme and include titles such as Women and Labor Market, Examining Women's Studies, and a forthcoming course entitled Economic Lives of Women and Girls in India.
In personal life, I am a native of Kolkata, India and moved to New York in 2003 in order to pursue graduate studies in economics. I have lived in Eau Claire, Wisconsin since 2008. I love spending time with my husband Jeremy, our daughter Chandrima, and our cat Trixi.Please browse my webpage for more specific information and examples of my work on economic lives of women and girls.
Fall 2016 Class Schedule:
- Ph.D. Economics City University of New York, 2008
- MBA Marketing, Xavier Institute of Management, India 2000
- B.A. Economics, Presidency College, India 1997
- Econ 103 - Principles of Microeconomics
- Econ 330 - Economics of American Minorities
- Econ 337 - Women and the Labor Market
- Wmns 301 - Examining Women's Studies