Aditi Malik, Ph.D.

College of the Holy Cross

Country: United States (Massachusetts)

About Me:

Aditi Malik is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the College of the Holy Cross. Her research focuses on the study of elections, parties, ethnic politics, and political violence in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. She has conducted fieldwork on these topics in Kenya, India, Rwanda, and Cambodia. Aditi received my PhD from Northwestern University in 2015. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Human Rights ReviewHuman Rights QuarterlyAfrican Conflict and Peacebuilding ReviewCommonwealth and Comparative Politics, SAGE Research Methods Cases, and Zed Books. She has also conducted policy analysis for the World Bank and the United Nations. 

Research Interests

African Politics

Political Violence

Asian Politics

Conflict Processes & War

Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Specific Areas of Interest


Electoral Violence

Ethnic Politics

Political Parties

Post-Conflict Transition

Contentious Politics

Countries of Interest