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Sarang Shah

PhD student and lawyer
IGS Moses Hall
Personal Statement

I am a lawyer and a PhD student in Political Science at UC Berkeley, living in San Francisco. My background is in law, politics, journalism, tech, and theoretical physics. Prior to graduate school, I studied theoretical physics at Georgia Tech, Trinity College Dublin, and the University of Cambridge, and researched computational neuroscience at Technische Universität Berlin. More recently, I researched money in politics at MapLight, and wrote for Palantir Technologies and Crowdpac. I graduated from Berkeley Law in May 2021 with a J.D. and was licensed by the State Bar of California in December 2021.

I am interested in political economy, law, money in politics, democracy and corruption, governance, epistemology, and political philosophy. More about me at my website

Area Specialization
Primary Subfield
American Politics
Secondary Subfield
Political Theory & Philosophy
Political Economy
Academic Advisors
Paul Pierson