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

Poulomi Chakrabarti

PhD Candidate in Political Science
Summer Fellow 2013, 2015


Poulomi is a PhD student in the department of political science. She recieved CCSA fellowship funding in 2013 and 2015 for her project, "One Nation, Many Worlds: Varieties of Developmental Regimes in India. Her research interests include political economy of development, identity politics, public service delivery and local governance with a regional focus on South Asia. Poulomi's dissertation project explores the determinants of sub-national variation in developmental regimes in India. She is interested in how the class and ethnic backgrounds of political elites and their electoral bases shapes the policy priorities of the state. She plans to begin research for her project this summer by exploring archival resources in the United States and India.