Quinnipiac University
Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox

Associate Professor of Legal Studies

Chair of Justice and Law

Welcomes Media Inquiries
Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox is Associate Professor of Legal Studies at Quinnipiac University, where she teaches Comparative Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law, among other subjects. From 2015-2017, she was a Fulbright-Nehru scholar studying constitutional values in India. She has presented papers and published articles on domestic violence law in India, First Amendment Jurisprudence in the United States, and on issues related to media studies and Critical Race Theory. Prior to coming to Quinnipiac, she engaged with pedagogical issues as the Director of a Non-Profit Legal Education Organization, and worked in litigation.


  • BA, Cornell University
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights
  • Constitution of India
  • American Constitutional Law


  • Justice and Law

Office Location

  • College of Arts & Sciences 1 329

Mail Drop

  • CL-AC1


Quinnipiac University

Chair, Department of Justice and law

Hamden, CT

2021 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Associate Professor of Legal Studies

Hamden, CT

2017 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies

Hamden, CT

2011 - 2017

Family Services of Westchester

Director, Juvenile Law

White Plains, NY

2008 - 2011

Wiggin & Dana

Litigation Associate

New Haven, CT

2007 - 2008

Dechert LLP

Litigation Associate

New York, New York

2005 - 2007

Selected Publications

Women and Representation in Buddhist Asia: Innovative Pedagogies, Alternative Narratives, and Reimagined Philosophies

Gadkar-WIlcox, S, Denapoli, Antoinette, and Taylor, Kevin Curtis

Will be submitted to peer review with SUNY Press in Spring 2024 (2024 (Expected))

Peer Reviewed Journal

BR Ambedkar's Multiple Consciousness and the Framing of the Indian Constitution

Gadkar-Wilcox, Sujata

17(2) ICL Journal 107-134 2023 (2023)


Gadkar-Wilcox, Sujata (with Ewa Callahan and Ashley S. Brandon, Directors and Producers)

https://vimeo.com/869892367/2f8bef580f?share=copy (2023)

Conference Presentation

Community Leadership in the Fight against Poverty

Callahan, Ewa, Brandon, Ashley, and Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox

Front Lines and Fault Lines: Annual International Women's Day Teach-In, Hamden, CT, Quinnipiac University (2021)

Conference Presentation

(In)visibility and Remembering the (Dis)Empowered: Ambedkar and Dalit Violence in India

Gadkar-Wilcox, Sujata

Crossroads of Memory: Sixteenth Annual Conference, New Haven, CT, International Association of Environment, Space, and Place (2021)

Conference Presentation

Overcoming Caste Consciousness Through Indian Constitutionalism

Gadkar-Wilcox, Sujata

Racial Justice, Minority Rights and Religious Freedom: Global Dimensions of the Black Lives Matter Movement, Oxford Consortium for Human Rights (virtual conference), Oxford, UK (Virtual), Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, Oxford Unversity (2021)

Non-Peer Reviewed Journal

Redistricting by Politicians is Harmful for Democracy

Gadkar-Wilcox, Sujata

New Haven Register Op-Ed Section December 12 (2021)

Conference Presentation

Clashing Rights and Hard Political Choices: The United States and Africa

Gadkar-Wilcox, Sujata, and David Mwambari

Pandemics, Epidemics, and Human Rights Webinar, Oxford, UK (Online webinar). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mE3TXJa7Js, Oxford University (Oxford Consortium for Human Rights) (2020)

Invited Speaker

A Politics of Human Rights

Gadkar-Wilcox, Sujata

Keys to Democracy, Trumbull, CT , Trumbull, CT Democrats (2020)

Invited Speaker

Chaya Kakde: Human Rights Activist

Gadkar-Wilcox, Sujata, and Ewa Callahan

Trumbull, CT, Trumbull Rotary Club (2020)

Conference Presentation

Roundtable Discussion: Campaign Finance, Democracy, and the Constitution

Gadkar-Wilcox, Sujata (with Marty and Mary Isaac, Judy Lhamon, and Elona Vaisnys)

CT Let's Talk, Trumbull, CT , CT Let's Talk Community Forums with the Citizens' Election Program (2019)

Professional Designation