Cyra Akila Choudhury
Associate Professor of Law
(305) 348-1153 (phone)
B.A., with Honors, The College of Wooster
M.A., Columbia University
J.D. cum laude & LL.M, Georgetown University Law Center
Professor Choudhury graduated second in her class from The College of Wooster with a BA in Political Science. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded Departmental honors and the Frank Miller Prize in Comparative Politics. She received an MA in Comparative Politics from Columbia University focusing on women, religion and South Asia. After completing her graduate work, Professor Choudhury worked at The National Academies in Washington, DC as a Research Associate on international labor law and education for a number of years. She completed her J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center where she was a member of Law and Policy in International Business (currently Georgetown Journal of International Law). She then worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in their corporate finance practice, the New York Legal Aid Society in the immigration law unit, and advised a number of small local and national not-for profit organizations before returning to the Georgetown Law Center in 2005 as the Future Law Professor Fellow. As a fellow and adjunct professor, she taught classes in critical approaches to international law and law in Islamic societies. Her scholarship has focused on postcolonial theory and subaltern studies, critical theory, and identity, culture and nationalism. Her recent publications focus on the intersection of gender and religious identity in South Asia and the Muslim World and on international human rights theory. In addition to her scholarly work, Professor Choudhury sits on the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations.