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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 tackles the role of ethnic conflict and electoral institutions on political behavior and governance outcomes in South Asia.

My future project on the implications of ‘fake news’ (spread via Whatsapp and related social media) on ethnic violence, 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).

Please feel free to get in touch. Thank you for visiting!