2014-2015 Visiting Fellow

Kanchan Chandra
Visiting Research Scholar in Democracy and Development (fall term)
Visiting Research Collaborator (spring term)

Kanchan Chandra is a professor of politics at NYU who works on questions of ethnicity, democracy, violence, clientelism, party politics and the politics of South Asia. She is the lead author of Constructivist Theories of Ethnic Politics (Oxford University Press, 2012), and author of Why Ethnic Parties Succeed: Patronage and Ethnic Headcounts in India (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and has written numerous articles in several leading journals. Most recently, her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the United States Institute of Peace and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and the Russell Sage Foundation. She earned her Ph.D. from Harvard in 2000.


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