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Oindrila Roy

Ph.D Student


PhD Candidate, Kent State University (Expected Spring 2014) (GPA: 4.00)

Dissertation: “Exploring the Influence of Faith on Foreign Policy Attitudes in the United States”

Committee: Ryan L Claassen (chair), Steven W Hook (chair), Andrew S. Barnes & John C. Green

Fields: International Relations, Comparative Politics & Public Policy

MA, Political Science, Kent State University (May 2012) (GPA: 4.00)

MA, International Relations, Jadavpur University, India (August 2008) (GPA: 9.01/10)

BA (with Honors), Political Science, Presidency College, Calcutta, India (August 2006)


Oindrila Roy is a PhD candidate at the Political Science Department, Kent State University. Her dissertation uses rigorous statistical analyses of survey data to explore the influence of faith on foreign policy attitudes in the United States. Oindrila’s general research interests include religious sources of foreign policy attitudes and mass-media effects on foreign policy related public opinion. She has interest in, and background for, offering courses on International Relations, Comparative Politics, Public Policy and Quantitative Research Methods. Oindrila has been working as a Teaching Fellow in the department since fall 2012. In that capacity, she has been assigned to teach undergraduate courses on Comparative Politics (POL1004) and Theories of Public Policy (POL30300). Prior to 2012 she served as teaching assistant for both graduate and undergraduate level statistics classes.

Oindrila Roy
Department of Political Science

TR 12:30-2:00, 3:30-5:00
By Appointment