Jugdep S. Chima

Assistant Professor of Political Science


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


Koritansky Hall

Academic Interests: comparative politics, international relations, South Asia, ethnicity, nationalism, and political violence


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 for several years, and also served as the Associate Editor for South Asia for the peer-reviewed journal, Asian Survey.

Professor Chima is the author of the book, The Sikh Separatist Insurgency in India: Political Leadership and Ethnonationalist Movements (Sage Publications, 2010). His research has also appeared in Asian Survey, Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Review of International Studies, Small Wars & Insurgencies, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

He is currently editing a book on the causes and trajectories ethnonationalist insurgencies in South Asia in a comparative perspective. This project brings together several noted scholars in the field, each contributing their respective case studies to the project in order to elucidate generalized patterns of causation and trajectory of the phenomenon in the region. He is also writing a chapter on the material basis of Sikh protest in Punjab-India for a colleague's forthcoming edited book the political economy of war and militancy in South Asia.

Professor Chima is married with a wife and three children.

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