Welcome to my webpage!

I teach at Claremont McKenna College, a premier Liberal Arts College in Southern California. I am associated with three majors: International Relations (IR), Government (GOV) and Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE).

Teaching and research are my passion and my vocation. I love puzzle-driven research –driven by an interesting question—similar to investigative reporting. I find that conversing and teaching students is rewarding in both tangible and intangible ways. Through teaching I also learn about questions that animate my students and make me feel alive every semester.

I am a political scientist by training and do research on political economy of India. I also have strong interests in studying and learning about other emerging powers such as Brazil, Russia, and China. Within the sub-field world of political science my home sub-field is comparative politics but recently I was nudged to foray into International politics and International political economy. In the process, I have learnt a great deal about the World Trade Organization! (WTO). This boundary crossing has challenged me but has also been very productive.

Research has made me grow in ways I could not have imagined, travel all around the world and learn new things. I love travelling and especially travelling with concepts and theories of political science, and more broadly social science. In this website, you can learn about my latest book, my ongoing research projects, and my teaching ideas.