Welcome! I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Merced. I completed my PhD at Harvard University and was previously a postdoc at Stanford University.
My research is in comparative politics, political economy, and political-economic history/development. I work in three areas: (i) the political economy of democratization; (ii) the role of technological change in political development; (iii) the development of state capacity. Much of my work is on rural India, including my book project on the political consequences of the green revolution. I am building a lab on the political economy of agriculture and rural societies (PEARS).
My articles appear in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Economic History, and International Organization and have received awards from the APSA Democracy and Autocracy and Science, Technology and Environmental Politics sections. Here is a link to my CV. Thanks for visiting!