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Non-Resident Visiting Scholars & Fellows

CASI is fortunate to have these 18 distinguished researchers serve as Non-Resident Visiting Scholars & Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year. In keeping with CASI’s commitment to supporting research on contemporary India across the social sciences, these scholars hail from a variety of disciplines, including history, anthropology, economics, and political science. Their work showcases research excellence across a wide range of methodological orientations and subject areas. From the workings of agricultural markets to the unfolding of India’s urban transition, from the nature of environmental transformations to the politics of national security, these innovative scholars will continue to shape our understanding of many of India’s most pressing concerns. We are delighted to have them enrich our Center. More will join us in the spring of 2021!

Tariq Thachil
Director, CASI
Associate Professor of Political Science
Madan Lal Sobti Chair for the Study of Contemporary India
University of Pennsylvania




How Will Indian Americans Vote?: Results From the 2020 Indian American Attitudes Survey

Sumitra Badrinathan, Devesh Kapur, and Milan Vaishnav
Carnegie Endownment for International Peace, SAIS Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania
October 2020

72% Indian-Americans Will Vote For Joe Biden: US Survey (Video)
Sumitra Badrinathan, Devesh Kapur, and Milan Vaishnav, NDTV, October 15, 2020

Why Indian Americans are Not Becoming Republicans Any Time Soon
Sumitra Badrinathan, Devesh Kapur, and Milan Vaishnav, The Washington Post, October 15, 2020

Indian-Americans are with Democrats
Sumitra Badrinathan, Devesh Kapur and Milan Vaishnav, Hindustan Times, October 15, 2020

Indian-American Politics: Where Do Their Loyalties Lie in 2020?
Carnegie Endowment, October 14, 2020

Sumitra Badrinathan and Devesh Kapur Decode the 2020 Indian American Vote
Grand Tamasha (podcast), October 14, 2020

Media coverage:

Indian-Americans Overwhelmingly Support Joe Biden, New Poll Shows
Emily Schmall, The New York Times, October 14, 2020

Indian Americans Solidly Behind Biden in U.S. Presidential Election, Survey Shows
Sanjeev Miglani, Reuters, October 14, 2020

Survey Shows Biden Has Overwhelming Support of Indian Americans
Fadel Allassan, Axios, October 14, 2020

Farm Bills: First Principles and the Political Economy of Agricultural Market Regulation

Shoumitro Chatterjee & Mekhala Krishnamurthy, Ideas for India, October 16, 2020

India’s Inward (Re)Turn: Is it Warranted? Will it Work?
Shoumitro Chatterjee & Arvind Subramanian, Policy Paper No.1, Ashoka Centre for Economic Policy, October 2020

India’s Export-Led Growth: Exemplar and Exception
Shoumitro Chatterjee & Arvind Subramanian, Working Paper No.1, Ashoka Centre for Economic Policy, October 2020

To Embrace Atmanirbharta is to Choose to Condemn Indian Economy to Mediocrity
Shoumitro Chatterjee & Arvind Subramanian, The Indian Express, October 15, 2020

India’s Export Opportunities Could Be Significant Even in a Post-COVID World
Shoumitro Chatterjee & Arvind Subramanian, The Indian Express, October 14, 2020


Congratulations to Shoumitro Chatterjee—winner of the 2019 Exim Bank International Economic Research Annual (IERA) Award for his thesis "Essays in Trade and Development Economics."


A Permanent Cordon-Sanitaire: Dalits and Muslims in Urban India

Naveen Bharathi, Deepak Malghan, and Andaleeb Rahman, Ideas for India, October 9, 2020






Systematizing and Upscaling Urban Climate Change Mitigation

Radhika Khosla, Felix Creutzig, Xuemei Bai, Vincent Viguie, and Yoshiki Yamagata, Environmental Research Letters, September 17, 2020

Superimposition: How Indian City Bureaucracies are Responding to Climate Change
Radhika Khosla & Ankit Bhardwaj, Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, August 25, 2020

Illuminating Homes with LEDs in India: Rapid Market Creation Towards Low-Carbon Technology Transition in a Developing Country
Radhika Khosla, Ajinkya Shrish Kamat, Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Energy Research & Social Science, August 2020


Is the Managed Retreat Plan for the Sundarbans Misguided?

Debjani Bhattacharyya & Megnaa Mehtta, The Diplomat, September 5, 2020

More Than Rising Water: Living Tenuously in the Sundarbans
Debjani Bhattacharyya & Megnaa Mehtta, The Diplomat, August 29, 2020



Executive Particularism and Ministerial Selection in India

Walter C. Ladwig III, Legislative Studies Quarterly, July 2020