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Welcome, خوش اَمدید, स्वागत 
I am an Assistant Professor in the School of International Service at American University. My first book project, Demanding Development: The Politics of Public Goods Provision in India's Urban Slums (under contract with Cambridge University Press), accounts for the variable success of India's slum residents in demanding and securing essential public services from the state. The project draws on more than two years of fieldwork and an original survey of 2,545 households across 111 settlements in two north Indian cities. My research has been supported by the American Institute of Indian Studies, Social Science Research Council, Fulbright-Hays, and National Science Foundation. My dissertation received the 2013 Best Fieldwork Award from the Comparative Democratization Section of APSA, the 2014 Best Dissertation Award from the Urban Politics Section of APSA, and the 2015 Gabriel A. Almond Award for the best dissertation in comparative politics. My work appears or is forthcoming in the American Political Science ReviewContemporary South Asia, Studies in Comparative International DevelopmentWorld Development, and World Politics

My broader research and teaching interests include the political economy of development, South Asian politics, political institutions, and field research methods.