Pavithra Suryanarayan

Date
Wed, Apr 21 2021, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker
Pavithra Suryanarayan, Assistant Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Pavithra Suryanarayan
Biography

Pavithra Suryanarayan is an Assistant Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Her research is motivated by the desire to understand how different forms of group-based inequality — class or status, for instance — shape political behavior and institutions in multi-ethnic countries like India and the United States. Suryanarayan pursues these questions using methods in historical political economy that emphasize causal identification, spatial and survey analysis, and extensive archival research, in order to understand how economic and political actors have shaped institutional design and political coalitions at pivotal moments in history.