I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. My research and teaching are focused on Indian politics, ethnicity, political violence, historical legacies, religion, and methodology.

From 2017-18 I will be on leave in India on a Fulbright research grant.

See my: CV | SSRN Author Page | Google Scholar Profile

E-mail: ajayv [at]

Campus Address: 2219 Watkins Hall

Campus Phone: (951) 827-4582