Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Pavithra Suryanarayan ─ Hollowing Out the State: Status Inequality and Fiscal Capacity in Colonial India

Friday, February 3, 2017

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute 

Pavithra Suryanarayan is an assistant professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins. 

Suryanarayan specializes in the comparative politics of developing countries with a focus on inequality, fiscal capacity, ethnic politics, and Indian politics; as well as political methodology with a focus on multilevel statistical techniques. Her dissertation and journal articles demonstrate how different forms of inequality — economic, ethnic, social — structure political behavior, and impact redistributive institutions. She has been published in World Politics, American Journal of Political ScienceParty Politics and Asian Survey

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics