I am an Associate Professor at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, where I teach in the South Asian Studies and Global Studies programs. My research, writing, and teaching focus on the politics of India and South Asia and the political economy of development. In July 2015 I also became Chair of the South Asian Studies Program and Director of the South Asian Studies Center, a National Resource Center supported by the U.S. Department of Education.
Before going to graduate school I tried out lots of jobs, from barista-ing in NYC and bartending in London, to driving a limo during a rowdy prom season in Ohio. In my 20s I briefly aspired to be a professional tabla player; now, content with art-as-hobby, I take kathak dance lessons alongside my daughter.
You can find a copy of my c.v. here.