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.

My research lies at the intersection of political science and development economics. I study how emerging global trends, particularly urbanization and the growth of digital technology, affect local politics and political behavior. My policy areas of interest include civic participation, mobile phone use, water supply, and gender equality. Current projects are based in India, Sri Lanka, and Malawi.

Check out some media coverage of this work in The Washington Post, Ideas for India (English and Hindi), ThePrint, 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.