Anirvan Chowdhury

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Graduate Students

Personal Statement: 

I am a third year PhD student at the department of political science and a research associate at the Center on the Politics of Development at UC Berkeley. My broad research interests encompass political economy and development. My current projects aim to understand:

  • women's political mobilisation and collective action,
  • persistence and erosion of ideology in political parties,
  • public service delivery in the context of decentralised governance, 
  • historical origins of ethnic conflict, and
  • voters' use of information to hold incumbent politicians accountable, and cumuative learning (I worked on EGAP's Metaketa initiative. Check out the great studies that were part of Metaketa 1: Information and Accountability).

For details, please see my CV here.

Primary Subfield: 
Comparative Politics
Secondary Subfield: 
Methodology & Formal Theory