Pavithra Suryanarayan, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Country: United States (District of Columbia)

About Me:

I am an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). I received a PhD in political science from Columbia University in October 2016 and my dissertation won the the Mancur Olson Award for the best dissertation in political economy at the American Political Science Association in 2018. I specialize in comparative political economy with a focus on identity, redistribution, and state development in India. My work combines quantitative analysis, including spatial and survey methods, with extensive archival research. My papers have been published or are forthcoming at the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Politics, Party Politics, and World Politics.

Research Interests

Political Economy

Asian Politics

Ethnic Politics


Countries of Interest