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Research Affiliate, Program on International Development

Research Affiliate, Center for the Governance of Natural Resources

Research Interests

political representation, social policy, sustainability

Brief Biography

For the year 2024-25, I am a post-doctoral fellow at the Kellogg Institute of International Affairs, University of Notre Dame. My research examines the role of policies and governance reforms in shaping representational and distributional outcomes to reduce political and economic inequities. My published and ongoing research centers around electoral quotas, collective property rights, sustainability, and social policy. I use multi-methods to inform my research including causal inference, experiments, and computational methods to analyze administrative data, survey data, and in-depth interviews. I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2024.

My research has been generously supported by the American Political Science Association, Institute of Behavioral Sciences, and Department of Political Science at CU Boulder, among other grants, and awards. In 2021, I received the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics.

I grew up in a small town Malout in the state of Punjab in India. I went to pursue a B.Sc. in Agriculture and then an MBA in Natural Resource Management. Before joining CU for my PhD, I worked in the development and sustainability governance sector in India for World Bank, USAID, and IFAD-funded developmental projects.