Department of Political Science

Maya Chadda

Office: Raubinger 406
Phone: 973-720-3435
Office Hours: Fall 2018: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 pm, Wednesdays 1:00-1:00 pm, and other days by appointment.

Department: Political Science

Area Specialization
International Relations, Comparative Politics, Asian Politics

Maya ChaddaMaya Chadda holds an M.A. in Government from NYU and a Ph. D. From the Graduate Faculty, The New School of Social Research and is a research fellow at the Southern Asian Institute, Columbia University. Her publications include Indo-Soviet Relations (Bombay, Vora & Co.); Paradox of Power: The United States Policy in Southwest Asia (Santa Barbara, California, Clio Press); Ethnicity Security and Separatism in South Asia ( New York, Columbia University Press/Oxford University Press) and Building Democracy in South Asia: Pakistan, Nepal and India (Lynne Rienner Publishers, March 2000). Maya Chadda has worked as a consultant to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations Family Planning Agency (UNFPA). In 1998 she was appointed as the Director of Undergraduate Research for William Paterson University responsible for setting up a grant and scholarship program and served on the review board of the United States Institute of Peace, a prestigious think tank in Washington D. C. Chadda is a recipient of many grants, the most recent among these is the Rockefeller Residency Fellowship at Bellagio, Italy. In 1998 she was given the Excelsior award for excellence in academic achievement by the Association of Indians in America and the Network of Indian Professionals.



  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Politics of India and China