I am the Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor of Indian Politics in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.. I am presently affiliated with Lokniti: Programme for Comparative Democracy in New Delhi, India & have been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
I study problems of economic development, democratization, and civil conflict in the developing world. I am the author of Coalition Politics and Economic Development (2011) and Elections in Hard Times (2016, with T.E. Flores), both published by Cambridge University Press.
I received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Economics and International Studies from Ohio Wesleyan University. The happiest years of my life were spent at St. Stanislaus High School and St. Xavier's College in Bombay, India.