I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford's Reuters Institute. I received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2021. My research interests include studying misinformation, media effects and comparative politics, with a regional focus on India.
I use experimental and survey methods to study the relationship between newer forms of social media like WhatsApp and their effect on news, polarization, political participation and quality of democracy.
I hold an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
7) Media, Trust, and Partisanship in India: Evidence from Survey Experiments
8) Who Believes Misinformation? A Profile of Vulnerability to False News in India.
With Simon Chauchard
Political Change in the Third World (PSCI 116)
Teaching Assistant. Instructor: Professor Rudy Sil
International Human Rights (PSCI 258)
Teaching Assistant. Instructor: Professor Eileen Doherty-Sil
Introduction to American Politics (PSCI 130)
Teaching Assistant. Instructor: Professor Marc Meredith
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students, University of Pennsylvania (2019)
Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students, University of Pennsylvania (2019)