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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, May 6, 2024

CASI Election Conversations 2024:

As millions of Indians set out to vote, India in Transition brings you CASI Election Conversations 2024, an interview series featuring IiT Consulting Editor & CASI Spring 2024 Visiting Fellow Rohan Venkat speaking with renowned scholars, reflecting on the factors and dimensions of politics, political economy, and democracy that will define India’s 2024 election.

Pavithra Suryanarayan on the BJP, “Social Status,” and Anti-Redistributive Politics

Pavithra Suryanarayan & Rohan Venkat
April 29, 2024

In Part 4 of the series, Rohan Venkat speaks to Pavithra Suryanarayan (Assistant Professor in the Government Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science) about her research into the awakening of “social status” as an identity category, when social justice politics leads to a backlash that ends up hollowing out the state, and what other big questions about Indian politics she would like to see studied.

Francesca R. Jensenius on Misconceptions About the Indian Voter

Francesca R. Jensenius & Rohan Venkat
May 6, 2024

In Part 5 of the series, Rohan Venkat speaks to Francesca R. Jensenius (Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo) about fresh data that reveals a larger stock of "partisans" among Indian voters than was previously understood, why the massive sizes of Indian constituencies skews our understanding of voter dynamics, and what we still have to learn about how political parties mobilize voters.

CASI Student Programs

Sobti Fieldwork Fellowship APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 11:59pm. Sobti Family Fellowship Applications Now CLOSED—thanks to all who applied!

Read all about the CASI 2023 Summer Interns and Summer Research Grant recipients' experiences on the CASI Student Programs Blog!

Questions about CASI Student Programs?
Please contact Juni Bahuguna (Assistant Director, Student & Visitor Programs) at junib@sas.upenn.edu

Upcoming Events

Our events for this academic year have concluded. Thanks to all who participated in-person and/or virtually. The Fall 2024 events program will be announced later this summer.

CASI 2023 Data Seminar Series Videos Available

View the full videos of all 12 seminars in the CASI 2023 Data Seminar Series—hosted by CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar Rukmini S. (Independent Data Journalist; Founder of Data For India).

Campus Location

CASI's office is located close to the heart of Penn's campus at the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics at 133 South 36th Street (Suite 230) Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215.

Please note: CASI is operating on a hybrid schedule.

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