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

Aditya Dasgupta — Weapons of the Weak: The Violent Consequences of Biased Technological Change

Friday, February 5, 2021

11:00am – 12:30pm EST

Pavithra Suryanarayan,
Johns Hopkins 

Aditya Dasgupta is assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Merced. He completed his PhD at Harvard University and was previously a postdoc at Stanford University.

Dasgupta's research is in comparative politics, political economy, and political-economic history/development. He works in three areas: (i) the political economy of democratization; (ii) the role of technological change in political development; (iii) the development of state capacity. Much of his work is on rural India, including his book project on the political consequences of the green revolution. Dasgupta is also building a lab on the political economy of agriculture and rural societies (PEARS).

His articles appear in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Economic History, and International Organization and have received awards from the APSA Democracy and Autocracy and Science, Technology and Environmental Politics sections.

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics