Personal profile


I work at the intersection of comparative politics, communication, sociology, and public policy. I ask questions about race and ethnicity, processes of policy making, and right-wing mobilisation in the US, UK and India.

I am an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy at the University of East Anglia, UK. Prior to this position, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Policy and Governance at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, and a New Generation Network Scholar at the Australia India Institute. Parallel to my independent research, I led a research project in 2021 funded by the Immigrant Learning Center and the Institute for Immigrant Research examining the policy neglect experienced by immigrant essential workers in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.

My book manuscript, The New Experts, is currently in progress and under contract with Cambridge University Press. My work has been published in Economic and Political Weekly, Journal of Contemporary Asia, and Journal of Political Ideologies, as well as in national and international newspapers, including The Hindu and Business Standard. I received my Ph.D from the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota in 2020, where I was a Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change. I hold an M.A in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics, a B.A in English Literature from the University of York, and several years of work experience in policy research and evaluation. My research has been generously supported by the Crawford School of Public Policy, International WaTERS Network, the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota.

Education/Academic qualification

Australian National University

Award Date: 1 Sep 2022

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota

15 Aug 20155 Nov 2020

Award Date: 5 Nov 2020

Master of Arts, University of Delhi

Award Date: 1 Jun 2013


  • Social Work & Sociology
  • Communities, Classes, Races
  • Political science (General)
  • Political institutions

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