I am a postdoctoral fellow at William & Mary’s Global Research Institute. Starting July 2022, I will be an Assistant Professor in the Division of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University.

I study policies to manage rapid urban growth, mainly in India. My current book project (short title: Housing as welfare) is part of larger research agenda that aims to draw housing to the center of debates on social protection in urbanizing countries. I also study policies surrounding water and digital technologies to improve service delivery.

My research is forthcoming or published in the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Development Economics, and World Development. Check out some media coverage of this work in The Washington Post, The Times of India (the largest English-language daily in the world), and this podcast.

I completed my PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley in May 2020. I also studied at Bowdoin College. I have been named a Susan Clarke Young Scholar and won a Best Dissertation Award (Honorable Mention) from APSA’s Urban and Local Politics Section.