I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). In May 2013 I completed a Ph.D. in political science at the University of California Berkeley. Before starting at Berkeley I pursued studies in political science and Hindi at Duke University, Delhi University and the University of Oslo.
My areas of specialization are comparative politics, comparative political economy, South Asian politics and research methods. In my dissertation I explored the effects of electoral quotas for the Scheduled Castes in India. In other papers I look at political parties and electoral outcomes across India, variation in state capacity, how political choices affect development patterns, and issues of representation. For further information about my work, please follow the links above to see my publications and work in progress.
Email: fj (æ) nupi.no