Praveen K. Chaudhry, PhD

Professor | Social Sciences; Global Fashion Management
Praveen K. Chaudhry

(212) 217-4924

Business and Liberal Arts, Room B643


BA, MA, MPhil, University of Delhi
PhD, University of Pennsylvania

2009-10 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities


Praveen K. Chaudhry is a recipient of the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellors Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities. Before joining FIT, Professor Chaudhry taught at Swarthmore College, Lafayette College, Ohio University, University of Pennsylvania and University of Delhi. From 2004 to 2011, he was a visiting research fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, India: during this period, he produced several books.

He was a Visiting Fellow at the Office of the Executive Director (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan), International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC. The publications connected with this fellowship dealt with the relationships between the United States / IMF and were translated into several languages. He was also a Visiting Professor at Nelson Mandela Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Currently he is involved in SUNY COIL with a focus on MENA countries, specifically Lebanon.

Professor Chaudhry has carried out extensive research/ interviews and has lectured in Asia, Europe and South America. His recent works have focused on conducting ethnographic research on the impact of globalization, problems of state formation and understanding resistance movements through the eyes of nomadic people's and weavers in the Kashmir, parts of the Tibetan Plateau and Antalya. As a visual ethnography, the evolutionary processes of this project have been on display in several galleries.

Selected Publications

Books and Chapters

Chaudhry, Praveen K., Marta Vanduzer-Snow, United States and India: The Formative Years through Declassified Documents, Sage Publishers, 2008, also Kindle Edition

Chaudhry, Praveen K., Marta Vanduzer-Snow, United States and India: The Later Years through Declassified Documents (Two Volumes), Sage Publishers, 2011 also Kindle Edition

Chaudhry, Praveen K., Vijay Kelkar, Marta Vanduzer-Snow, V. Bhaskar, Reforming the International Monetary Fund: Towards Enhanced Accountability and Legitimacy, in Reforming the Governance of the IMF and the World Bank, Ariel Buira (ed), Anthem Press 2005


Chaudhry, Praveen K., The Rise of BRICS, Sept 2015

Chaudhry, Praveen K., Vijay Kelkar, Marta Vanduzer-Snow, A Time for Change at the IMF, Finance and Development, March 2005

Chaudhry, Praveen.  K., Kelkar, Vijay, Yadav, Vikash, Reforming the Governance of International Monetary Fund, The World Economy, Volume 27, Issue 5, 2004

Chaudhry, Praveen. K., Kelkar, Vijay. Yadav, Vikash, The Evolution of “Homegrown Conditionality” in India – IMF Relations, Journal of Development Studies, Volume 40, No.6, August 2004

Selected Exhibitions

New York City: Pandemic, Resilience, and Hope, The Art and Design Gallery at FIT, New York City, 2021
Video: Virtual Artists Talks Series: Praveen K. Chaudhry on New York City: Pandemic, Resilience and Hope

Vanishing Community, Vanishing Cultures: The Yörüks of Taurus Mountains, Turkey
Watch the documentary on FilmFreeway

Gallery at Gladys Marcus Library, FIT, New York City, 2020
View selected images from the exhibit

Museo de La Ciudad de Cuernavaca (MuCIC) September, 2019

Invisible Nomads of Himalayas: A life Caught in Turmoil (also a book project in progress)
Read Dr. Joyce F. Brown's note on her blog
Watch the documentary on FilmFreeway

Café Galería Amparo, Puebla City, Mexico, 2017

Teatro Cine Morelos (Morelos Cinema), Cuernavaca, Mexico 2016

Museo Casa del Risco, Mexico City, Mexico, 2016

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Querétaro, Mexico, 2016

Marvin Feldman Center FIT, New York City, 2016

Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Mexico, 2015

Galerie Romain Rolland - Alliance Française de Delhi, India, 2011


  • SS 151 Introduction to World Affairs
  • SS 202 Bollywood and the Making of India
  • SS 354 Comparative Political Systems
  • SS 356 Asia in Motion
  • SS 397 Religion and Global Politics (Honors)
  • GF 621 Politics & World Trade Today (Graduate Seminar)