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Oindrila Roy

Ph.D Student

Educational Background: 

Ph.D., Political Science, Kent State University (Defended, Degree Expected Dec. 2014)

Fields: International Relations & Comparative Politics; Public Policy

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

Committee: Ryan Claassen (co-Chair), Steve Hook (co-Chair), Andrew Barnes, and John Green (Bliss Institute, University of Akron)

M.A., Political Science, Kent State University (May 2012)

M.A., International Relations, Jadavpur University, India (Dec 2008)

B.A., Political Science, Presidency College, India (Aug 2006)

Research Interests: U.S. Foreign Policy; Religion and Politics; Political Communication


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 (POL 30300). Prior to 2012 she served as teaching assistant for both graduate and undergraduate level statistics classes.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Publications (Review and Resubmit):

“Religious Roots of War Attitudes in the United States: Insights from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf.” Foreign Policy Analysis journal. 

“Partisan Bias: Selective Exposure and its Effect on Casualty Perception in the Iraq War.” Journal of Economics and Politics (with K. Traynor and J. Rumsey).

Teaching Experience: 

Courses Taught at Kent State:

Senior Seminar on Environmental Politics & Policy [Fall 2014] 

Undergraduate Intro. to Statistics [Spring 2014;Fall 2014] 

Senior Seminar on Public Policy Theories [Fall 2013] 

Undergraduate Intro. to Comparative Politics [Fall 2012]

First Year Experience Course for Freshmen [Fall 2012]

Courses Prepared to Teach:

International Relations (I.R.): Intro. to I.R.; International Political Economy; U.S. Foreign Policy; Theories; International Law & Organizations

Comparative Politics:Intro. to Comparative Politics; Politics of Development; Comparative Institutions; South Asia

Public Policy: Public Policy Analysis; Theories; Regulatory Politics; American Public Policy; Environmental Politics & Policy

Research Methods: Quantitative Research Methods [Introductory and Advanced]


American Political Science Association (APSA)

Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)

Oindrila Roy
Department of Political Science

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