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. I focus on (i) the political economy of democratization, (ii) political causes and consequences of technological change, and (iii) the determinants 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 Comparative Democratization and Science, Technology and Environmental Politics sections. Here is a link to my CV. Thanks for visiting!