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 recent book “Social Justice through Inclusion”  (OUP 2017) I explored the long-term effects of electoral quotas for the Scheduled Castes in India. In other work I look at political parties and electoral outcomes across India and the effects of state efforts to empower minority and women and India and elsewhere. For further information about my work, please follow the links above to see my publications and work in progress.

Email: fj (æ) nupi.no