Hollowing Out the State: Status and Redistributive Politics in Colonial India

September 21, 2018 12:30 PM
Assistant Professor of International Political Economy, School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Speaker Biographies: 

Pavithra Suryanarayan is an Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. She studies the relationship between group-based inequality, bureaucratic capacity, and political behavior in multi-ethnic societies, in particular India. Her dissertation “Hollowing Out the State: Status Inequality, Fiscal Capacity, and Right-Wing Voting in India” was the winner of the 2018 Mancur Olson Award for the best dissertation in political economy given by the American Political Science Association. Dr. Suryanarayan's papers have been accepted for publication in the Journal of PoliticsComparative Political StudiesWorld PoliticsAmerican Journal of Political ScienceParty Politics, and Asian Survey. You can learn more about her research and teaching at www.pavisuri.com 

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