Aseema Sinha

Dr. Aseema Sinha is a Professor in the Government department at Claremont McKenna College. She holds the Wagener Chair of South Asian Politics and is a George R. Roberts Fellow at the College. She is a Fulbright Scholar and a Visiting Fellow at IDSA in New Delhi, 2016-2017. She previously taught at University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in DC. She was a founding member of the South Asia in World Politics section at International Studies Association. Her research interests relate to political economy of India, India-China comparisons, International Organizations, and the rise of India as an emerging power. She teaches courses on South Asia, Social Movements, Globalization and Developing Countries, and on Comparative Politics. She has authored a book, The Regional Roots of Developmental Politics in India: A Divided Leviathan (Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2005), which received a book prize titled, Joseph Elder Book Prize in the Indian Social Sciences. Her book, Globalizing India: How Global Markets and Rules are Shaping India’s Rise to Power was published with Cambridge University Press in 2016. She is also an author of journal articles on federalism, subnational comparisons in India, India and China, business collective action in India, and public expenditure across Indian states. Her articles have appeared in the British Journal of Political Science, World Development, Polity, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Business and Politics, Journal of Democracy, and India Review.