I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara. My research focuses on the processes of inclusion and exclusion in multiethnic societies. I study this within the context of ethnic parties and movements, military organization, and intercaste marriage in South Asia.

I have completed a book manuscript, Mobilizing Marginalized Citizens: Ethnic Parties and Ethnic Movements, and have begun a second book-length project, Building National Armies in Multiethnic States.

My research has been generously supported by the Hellman Fellows Program, the American Institute of Indian Studies and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the University of California, and the University of Michigan.

A Dalit woman poses with a portrait of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar.  

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