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Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University, 2014
M.A. in Political Science, Kent State University, 2012
B.A. in Political Science, Presidency College, Kolkata, India, 2006.

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Oindrila Roy is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Cottey College. Her substantive expertise is in the area of religiously-motivated foreign policy public opinion in the United States. Oindrila teaches courses on quantitative research methods, public policy, and international relations. She is the founding faculty sponsor of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society chapter at Cottey College.

Peer-reviewed Publications

Mazzie, Julie, Andrew Barnes, Oindrila Roy, and George Poluse. 2022. “Kids Today: They Care, But They Don’t Think We Do.” Journal of Political Science Education 18(4):536-554.

Roy, Oindrila. 2019. “Religious Sources of Defence-spending Attitudes in the United States and the Case of Evangelical Distinctiveness.” Politics, Religion, and Ideology 20(3): 301-21.

Hager, Lisa, Oindrila Roy, Landon E. Hancock, and Michael J. Ensley.2019. “Selling the Iran Nuclear Agreement: Prospect Theory and the Campaign to Frame the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.” Congress & the Presidency, DOI: 10.1080/07343469.2019.1600172.

Roy, Oindrila. 2016. “ Religious Roots of War Attitudes in the United States: Insights from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf.” Foreign Policy Analysis 12(3): 258-274. DOI: