I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. I am interested in the determinants of political, economic, and social behavior of individuals living in developing countries, particularly India. I also have an active interest in statistics and research methodology.
My dissertation project seeks to understand the role of property ownership in the political behavior of low-income residents of Mumbai, Maharashtra. This project has been generously supported by the J-PAL Governance Initiative, the Weiss Family Program Fund in Development Economics, and the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley.
Additionally, I am working on projects involving water intermittency in Bangalore and attitudes towards quotas in Uttar Pradesh.
I am also an avid distance runner and endurance eater.