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Welcome! I have a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Essex, Department of Government. I successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis on March 14, 2019.

My current research consists of three interlinked pathways. One track investigates the causal effects of Misinformation (‘fake news’) on political behavior in diverse societies.

My project on the implications of ‘fake news’ (spread via Whatsapp and related social media) on ethnic relations, political behavior, and public policy choices in India and Afghanistan is funded by Facebook.  Some of the media reports on the award can be found here (1, 2, 3, 4).

The second path tackles the role of ethnic conflict on political behavior and governance outcomes in India. The third lane studies the behavioral determinants and mechanisms behind political representation of women in South Asia. To that end, I have received a US $ 25,000 grant from the International Growth Council for my project in Bihar, India.

I am on the job market and actively looking for opportunities. Please feel free to get in touch. Thank you for visiting!