Ruma Chopra

Assistant Professor

University of California, Davis

Carnegie Mellon University, Cultural Studies.

University of Albany, English.

B.A., Summa Cum Laude
Carnegie Mellon University, English.

Office: DMH 218
Phone: 408-924-5515

Area of Interest

Colonial America.

Selected Awards

  • Taylor Fellowship (Davis, CA)
  • New York State Library Cunningham Fellowship (Albany, NY)
  • American Antiquarian Society, Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowship (Worcester, MA)
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Fellowship (New York, NY)
  • David Library of the American REvolution Research Fellowship (Washington Crossing, PA)
  • Clements Library Jacob M. Price Visiting Research Fellowship (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Institute of Government Affairs Fellowship, University of California (Davis, CA)
  • All-University of California Economic HIstory Group Summer Fellowship (Davis, CA)
  • Hemispheric Institute for the Americas Fellowship, University of California (Davis, CA)
  • Borderlands Fellowship, University of California (Davis, CA)
  • Cultural Studies Tuition Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Women's Studies Tuition Fellowship, State University of New York at Albany (Albany, NY)


Dr. Ruma Chopra began teaching in the History Department at San Jose State University in the Fall of 2008.