November 11, 2019

Dynamic Decade: Women’s and Gender Studies Program Turns 10

Six years after graduating from the University of Mary Washington, Sam Carter ’14 still draws daily on some of the lessons she learned as an undergrad. “Everyone has a different cultural experience,” said Carter, a Women’s and Gender Studies major who’s now a digital director for the House Budget Committee majority staff. “It’s important that […]

Dynamic Decade: Women’s and Gender Studies Program Turns 10

UMW students listen as Women’s and Gender Studies faculty and alums gather together to celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary. Photo by Karen Pearlman.

UMW students listen as Women’s and Gender Studies faculty and alums gather together to celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary. Photo by Karen Pearlman.

Six years after graduating from the University of Mary Washington, Sam Carter ’14 still draws daily on some of the lessons she learned as an undergrad.

“Everyone has a different cultural experience,” said Carter, a Women’s and Gender Studies major who’s now a digital director for the House Budget Committee majority staff. “It’s important that we understand that.”

Carter was back on campus yesterday to celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary. Through this interdisciplinary major, students explore the intersections of gender, race, class, ethnicity and sexual orientation to gain an understanding of the breadth of human experience. Graduates use the perspectives they acquire in the classroom to inform careers in such fields as media, law, health, education and social work, and to influence and inspire future generations. Read more. 

Gupta Presents Research on India-China Economic Relations at the University of Heidelberg

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs, presented a paper titled “India-China Economic Relations: Competition, Conflict and Cooperation” at a seminar on The Future of Sino-Indian Relations: Problems and Prospects at the Center for Asian and Transatlantic Studies at the University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany on October 18, 2019. The one-and-a-half day seminar covered the relations between China and India and the prospect of conflict and cooperation between the two in issue areas such as security, economics, culture and society, environment and regional influence in South Asia.

Gupta Speaks on U.S.-India Trade and Strategic Relations in New Delhi

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs

While on a research trip to India, Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs, was invited to deliver a lecture on U.S.-India trade and strategic relations at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a New Delhi think tank affiliated with India’s Ministry of External Affairs.

Gupta Delivers Talk on Trade

Surupa Gupta

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs, was invited to speak at the annual international and area studies conference “Ascending India: Reflections on Global and Regional Dimensions.” The conference, on Jan. 30-Feb. 1, was held at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India’s premier liberal arts university in New Delhi. Dr. Gupta served as a member of the panel who delivered the talk “Emerging challenges at the WTO: What role can India play.”  The panel was hosted by The Centre for World Trade Organization (WTO) Studies at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.

Dr. Gupta also engaged in discussions with the Centre faculty, all of whom are economists and lawyers, on how  theoretical insights from international relations and international political economy can sharpen India’s trade negotiation strategy.

 

 

 

 

Gupta Publishes Piece on Indian Foreign Policy

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs, co-edited and wrote in a forum/special section in International Studies Perspective, a peer-reviewed journal in international studies.

The forum, on Indian Foreign Policy under Modi, began as a roundtable at the 2016 annual meeting of the International Studies Association – the premier professional organization in that field.

In addition to her piece on India’s trade policy, Gupta co-wrote the introduction and co-edited the other contributions from six authors.

Pompeo travels to boost U.S. interests in South Asia (Market Place)

Gupta Appears on Marketplace Morning Report

Kimberly Adams of American Public Media’s Marketplace interviewed Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs, in connection with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement of new investments in Asia ahead of his trip. The interview was broadcast on Marketplace Morning Report nationally.

Gupta Writes on Prospect of India’s Leadership in Regional Integration Efforts in Asia

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs, contributed a policy brief titled “Constraints to India’s Support for Regional Economic Integration” to an East-West Center series on the “Political Economy of Indo-Pacific.” The other pieces in the series focus on China, Indonesia, Cambodia and Thailand.

Gupta presents her research at an OECD-World Bank workshop

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs, presented her research on the political economy of agricultural subsidies in India at an OECD-World Bank workshop on “Facilitating policy change towards sustainable water use in agriculture” in Washington DC on May 29-30 2018.

Her presentation was titled “Fertilizer and Electricity for Groundwater Irrigation: Insights from India.”

Here is a link to the workshop: