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 work with Lokniti: Programme for Comparative Democracy in New Delhi, India; Samhita Social Ventures in Bombay; and with the South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C..
I study problems of economic development and globalization, democracy and democratization, and civil conflict. My books are Coalition Politics and Economic Development (2011) ; Elections in Hard Times (2016, with T.E. Flores); and The Everyday Crusade (2022, with E.L. McDaniel and A.F. Shortle), all 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.
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