About Me

I am an  Assistant Professor, International Political Economy at SAIS – Johns Hopkins University. You can read my CV here.

I study the relationship between group-based inequality, bureaucratic capacity and political behavior in multi-ethnic societies, in particular India. My dissertation “Hollowing Out the State: Status Inequality, Fiscal Capacity, and Right-Wing Voting in India” was the  winner of the 2018 Mancur Olson award for the best dissertation in political economy given by the American Political Science Association. My papers have been accepted for publication in the Journal of PoliticsComparative Political StudiesWorld Politics, American Journal of Political Science, Party Politics and Asian Survey.

I teach classes on Indian Politics and Comparative Politics.

I am currently working on a book manuscript on Status and Redistributive Politics.