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Assistant Professor

Kennesaw State University



I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at Kennesaw State University. I went to Atlantic College in Wales for an I.B. diploma and St. Xavier's College for a Bachelor's degree in Political Science (Major), Economics and Ancient Indian Culture. I got my Master's degree in Global Order Studies at the University of Mumbai and my Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta in 2008. My dissertation was on violent and nonviolent dissent in democracies.


Research and Teaching Interests

Comparative Politics: Violent and Nonviolent Dissent, Autonomy Demands, Human rights, Democratic institutions -- Electoral Systems, Politics of Developing Areas

Geographical Areas of Interest: South Asia, Middle East

Principles of Research Design, Qualitative Methods for Comparative Research, Quantitative Methods - Methods for Events Data Analysis, Basic Game Theory

Future Courses: Politics and Film, Politics and Literature. Politics of Food,