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 urban politics and political behavior, mainly in India. I seek to understand the effects of policies aimed at managing rapid urban growth. I focus on how policy both shapes, and is shaped by, the behavior of citizens and local-level officials.

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, 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.