Research

Primary field: Comparative Politics
Secondary fields: Gender, South Asia, Political Economy, Institutions, Development, Migration

PUBLICATIONS: PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES
Women’s Inheritance Rights Reform and the Preference for Sons in India” (with Sanchari Roy and Sonia Bhalotra). Forthcoming. Journal of Development Economics

Reform, Representation and Resistance: The Politics of Property Rights’ Enforcement.” Accepted. Journal of Politics

Accounting for Accountability: Local Government and Social Equity in India.” 2015. Asian Survey, Vol. 55(5), Special Edition on State Capacity in India

BOOK MANUSCRIPT AND CHAPTERS
Women’s Representation & Resistance: Positive and Perverse Consequences of Indian Laws for Gender Equality. Under contract with Cambridge University Press

WORKING PAPERS

“Culture, Capital & the Gender Gap in Political Economy Preferences: Evidence from Meghalaya’s Tribes” (with Nikhar Gaikwad).

* 2017. Winner, Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)’s Pi Sigma Alpha Award for Best Paper Overall, Presented at the MPSA Annual Conference, April 2017

* 2017. Winner, Midwest Political Science Association’s Kellogg/Notre Dame Award for Best Paper in Comparative Politics, Presented at the MPSA Annual Conference, April 2017

“Women’s Inheritance Rights Reform and the Preference for Sons in India” (with Sanchari Roy and Sonia Bhalotra). 2017. IZA Discussion Paper No. 11239

“Land Rights Without Law: Property Rights Institutions, Growth, & Development in India.” 2009. CDDRL Working Paper Number 98, Stanford University

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
“Invisible Institutionalism” (book manuscript contribution, edited by Swethaa Ballakrishnen and Sara Dezalay)

“Research And Policy Innovation for Development in Challenging Contexts (RAPID): Translating Welfare Enhancing Development Interventions from Non-conflict to Conflict-affected Countries” (with Dana Burde, Cyrus Samii, and Rebecca Wolfe)

“Resources, Rights, & Restraint: The Impact of Dynamic Economic & Social Resources on Political Preferences across India” (with Nikhar Gaikwad)

“Measuring Women’s Representation: Lessons Learned & Existing Puzzles” (with Sarah Khan)

“Networks & the Political Economy of Women’s Empowerment: Investigating the Enduring Results of Two Natural Policy Experiments in India” (with Jenn Larson and Soledad Prillaman)

“Representing Multi-dimensional Diversity: The Political Economy of Gender, Religion & Class in Contemporary India” (with Aliz Toth)

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
“Land Rights Without Law: Property Rights Institutions, Growth, & Development in India,” in Law and Economy in India, T. Heller & E. Jensen, Eds. Forthcoming. Oxford University Press India

“Audacious Institutions: Negotiating land tenure in pre-conflict Sri Lanka,” Putting Land First? Exploring the Links Between Land & Poverty. Conference Proceedings: 6th Annual Symposium on Land & Poverty in Sri Lanka. 2006. Centre for Poverty Analysis, Colombo