Jacqueline Chattopadhyay is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a faculty member in UNC Charlotte’s Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration Program and in UNC Charlotte’s doctoral program in Public Policy. She is also an affiliated faculty member of UNC Charlotte’s Gerontology Program, and a member of UNC Charlotte’s Honors Faculty.
She earned her Ph.D. in Government & Social Policy from Harvard University in 2012 and her B.A. (Political Science; Economics) from the University of California, Irvine in 2005. Her research focuses on American politics with emphases on social policy, health policy, and immigration. In particular, she studies fluctuations in the American welfare state; citizen interactions with regulatory and safety-net policies; households’ navigation of public and private insurance products; and the politics of policy implementation, resilience, and retrenchment.
She has received past support from a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship; a Harvard Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy NSF-IGERT Doctoral Fellowship; the Harvard Center for American Political Studies; and the UNC Charlotte Faculty Research Grant program. Jacqueline Chattopadhyay’s faculty page for political science can be found here. Her faculty page for public policy can be found here.