Welcome — I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. I specialize in comparative politics and quantitative methods with a regional focus on South Asia.
My research is organized around two themes at the intersection of democracy and violence. First, I study violence and coercion perpetrated by political parties. Second, I examine the relationship between democratic institutions and civil wars. In my work, I utilize cutting-edge statistical methods along with extensive field research in India. In addition to my research on democracy and violence, I am interested in meta-analysis in social science and refining extant approaches to mixed methods research.
My work has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Peace Research and Research & Politics, and has been featured in the Diversity, Violence, and Recognition blog, the Institute for Replication (I4R) Discussion Paper Series, and The Print (India).
During the 2022-23 academic year, I was a U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Peace Scholar. I have received generous support from the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS), the Yale MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, and the Yale Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy. During the 2018-19 academic year, I completed an intensive Bangla (Bengali) language training program at the American Institute of Indian Studies in Kolkata, India.