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

Aarushi Kalra

PhD Candidate in Economics
Summer Fellow 2022
Project Title: Hate at Scale: Wealth Shocks, Backlash, and Hate Speech on Social Media

Aarushi Kalraa PhD student in Economics at Brown, whose research interests include Political and Development Economics.  Kalra's current research deals with the causes and effects of communal tensions in India, with a focus on factors that lead to the production and propagation of hate speech on social media. She is co-founder of Bahujan Economists, a platform for students in Economics from under-represented communities. Prior to Brown, she completed her MA in Economics at the Delhi School of Economics, worked at the Center for Development Economics, and taught Quantitative Methods at the Institute of Economic growth, all in New Delhi. Undergraduate students interested in South Asia are encouraged to consider joining Kalra for SAST 0730.