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Unpacking ethnic voting in North India

Simon Chauchard, an assistant professor of government at Dartmouth College, will speak on “Unpacking Ethnic Voting: Theory and Micro-Level Evidence from North India,” on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., in 127 Corwin, at Princeton University. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by Comparative Politics and the Project on Democracy and Development.


**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by December 3, 2013, to Lisa Rocco at**


Chauchard’s research interests include comparative politics, ethnic politics, political representation, and India. His work focuses on explaining how representative democracy concretely functions in India in particular.  His book manuscript, "Why Representation Matters: Ethnic Quotas and Interpersonal Relations in Rural India," is currently under review. His recent articles include Using MP3 Players in Surveys: The Impact of a Low-tech Self-Administration Mode on Misreporting and Bystanders' Influence (2013) and Can Descriptive Representation Change Beliefs About a Stigmatized Group? Evidence from Rural India (forthcoming). Ph.D. New York University.


Deborah Yashar, professor of politics and international affairs, and  Atul Kohli, David K. E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs and professor of politics and international affairs (on leave in 2013-14), and are codirectors of the Project on Democracy and Development.


Comparative Politics is led by Grigore Pop-Eleches, associate professor of politics and international affairs.

The lecture is cosponsored by PIIRS; the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs; and the William F. Ogden, Jr., ’53 Fund.


For more information contact the Lisa Rocco,