I am PhD Candidate in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University.

My research interests broadly fall in the fields of international development, race and ethnicity, and political sociology. With a geographical focus on India, my dissertation project comparatively and ethnographically examines the rise of ethnonationalist movements and how they are refracted through the political economy of caste. I am a recipient of the Mellon International Research Dissertation Fellowship and the American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Fellowship.

Prior to coming to Hopkins, I worked for five years as an activist in the indigenous land rights and labor movements in India. I have an MA in Sociology (Johns Hopkins University) and a BA in Political Science and Environmental Policy from Ohio State University.