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

Tanushree Goyal — Representation from Below: How Women Mobilize inside Parties

Friday, April 9, 2021

11:00am – 12:30pm EST

Discussant: Amanda B. Clayton, Vanderbilt University

Tanushree Goyal is an academy scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University. Starting Fall 2022, she will join Princeton University as an Assistant Professor in Politics and International Affairs.

Goyal's research interests lie at the intersection of comparative politics, gender, and development with a regional focus in South Asia. She uses  natural, survey and quasi- experiments to examine important questions in the field of representation and accountability. Her research is mainly set in the context of India, the World's largest democracy and I have collaborative projects in Ghana and Brazil. In particular, Goyal's research sheds light on deeply consequential yet overlooked aspects of gender and caste-gaps in political opportunity and examines “how” descriptive representation alters access to political opportunity and development for marginalized groups. She am also interested in how cultural norms (such as superstitious beliefs) and persistence of inequality in the economy or status shapes varieties of gender inequalities.

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

 A working paper is available by email request to Medha Mathur.