Supriya Roychoudhury is pursuing an MPhil in Geographical Research in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. Her area of interest lies broadly in the intersection of diplomacy, development and human rights. Her MPhil project will analyse India’s contributions to the creation, translation and contestation of transnational norms in international development assistance and foreign aid.
Prior to this, Supriya served as Emerging Powers Coordinator at Crisis Action, where she was responsible for engaging policymakers and partners in India, Brazil and China to prevent and stop armed conflict. As the former lead of Oxfam India’s foreign policy programme, Supriya coordinated its research and advocacy initiatives on India’s multilateral engagements with global governance. Supriya holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Warwick, a BA (Honours) degree in English Literature from the University of Delhi, and degrees in Spanish and Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding, also from the University of Delhi. A list of her selected academic publications is provided below:
- Vazquez, K, Roychoudhury S, Borges, C. Building Infrastructure for 21st Century Sustainable Development: Lessons and Opportunities for the BRICS-led New Development Bank (2017)
- Roychoudhury, S and Srinivasan, S. Time to Go Green in Bhutan. Centre for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania (2016).
- Roychoudhury, S and Mawdsley, E (2016). ‘Civil Society Organisations and Indian Development Assistance: ‘Emerging Roles for Commentators, Collaborators and Critics’ in Chaturvedi, S and Mulakala, A (ed.) India’s Approach to Development Cooperation: Routledge
- Roychoudhury, S. Is Indian Development Cooperation Taking a New Direction Under Modi? International Development Studies (IDS) Policy Briefs. Issue 94. June 2015
- Roychoudhury S. India’s External Aid: Lessons and Opportunities (2013) Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. XLVIII, no. 36.