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 postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.
My research interests are in comparative politics, with a focus on political economy, democratization, technology, state capacity, development, and agriculture. My current book project examines the disruptive political consequences of biased technological change, drawing on the green revolution in India as a historical natural experiment.
My articles appear in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Economic History, and International Organization and have received awards from the APSA Comparative Democratization and Science, Technology and Environmental Politics sections. Here is my CV. Thanks for visiting!
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343, USA
adasgupta3 [at] ucmerced.edu