Jugdep S. Chima

Assistant Professor of Political Science


B.A. University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia


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Academic Interests: methodology, comparative politics, international relations, ethnonationalism, South Asia

Jugdep S. Chima is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Hiram College (2012). Before joining the Hiram College faculty, he taught as a Lecturer of Political Science at the University of California–Berkeley, and also served as the Associate Editor for South Asia for the peer-reviewed journal, Asian Survey, at the same institution.

Professor Chima is the author of the book The Sikh Separatist Insurgency in India: Political Leadership and Ethnonationalist Movements (Sage Publications, 2010), and editor of the Ethnic Subnationalist Insurgencies in South Asia: Identity, Interests, and Challenges to State Authority (Routledge, 2015). His research has appeared in Asian Survey, India ReviewJournal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Review of International Studies, Sikh FormationsSmall Wars & Insurgencies, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. He has also contributed chapters in various edited volumes, including those published by Oxford University Press and Palgrave-MacMillan.

Some of Professor Chima’s regularly taught courses include: Comparative Politics, Logic and Scope of Political Inquiry, Politics of Developing Areas, Nationalism and Political Violence, International Terrorism, Identity and Society in Asia, Politics of South Asia, and International Relations of South Asia.

Professor Chima serves as the faculty advisor for the International Studies minor, and is a member of the Asian Studies core faculty advisory committee at Hiram College. He also sits on the steering committees of several centers of distinction on campus including the Garfield Center for Public Leadership, the Garfield Center for the Study of the American Presidency, and the Center for Global Interaction. He is also a member of the college’s Committee on Campus Diversity. Professor Chima was born and raised in California.

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