Indo-Pacific Fellow

Dr Priya Chacko

Dr Priya Chacko is a Senior Lecturer in International Politics in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Adelaide and a Visiting Academic Fellow of the Australia-India Institute at the University of Melbourne.
Dr Chacko specialises in the politics, political economy and foreign policy of India, and the geopolitics and geoeconomics of the Indo-Pacific region with a particular focus on the economics-security nexus and contestations over regional order. She has published extensively on these issues in academic outlets and contributes commentary on these topics for the Australian and international media. She has been a part of the Australian delegations to the India-Australia 1.5 Track Defence Strategic Dialogue and an Indian Ocean Rim Association 1.5 Track Dialogue.
Dr Chacko is President of the South Asian Studies Association of Australia and is the South Asia Councillor for the Asian Studies Association of Australia.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)(Honours) from the University of Queensland and a PhD in Politics from the University of Adelaide.