I am a an Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire in the Department of Political Science. I was previously a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University. I received my PhD from the Department of Political Science at Yale University.

My research interests include ethnic and electoral politics, South Asian politics, and issues of international security. My book project and related articles examine the impact of ethnic and religious identity on elections in democratic societies with a particular focus on cross-ethnic linkages between parties and voters. The book demonstrates why ethnic parties in India cross lines to win support from non-core voters and why such voters support non-coethnic parties.

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, South Asian politics, and comparative.

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