I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University. I will begin a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire, Department of Political Science in 2016. I received my PhD from the Department of Political Science at Yale University.
My research interests include ethnic and electoral politics, and issues of international security. Using an original survey of 1700 voters, my dissertation examined why Muslim voters in India vote ethnically in some electoral districts and cross-ethnically in others by examining political party strategy, and district-level variations in demographics and competitiveness that inspire different political calculations among both voters and parties.
I am currently working on a project examining the impact of shifts between civilian and military rule in Pakistan on levels of conflict between India and Pakistan.
I draw on qualitative and quantitative methods, extensive fieldwork in South Asia, and language proficiency in Hindi, Urdu, and French.
I teach courses on ethnic politics, terrorism, Indian politics, and qualitative research methods.
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