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Adam Ziegfeld

CASI Senior Visiting Scholar
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Temple University

July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Adam Ziegfeld is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Temple University. His research focuses on political parties and electoral politics in India. His book, Why Regional Parties: Clientelism, Elites, and the Indian Party System (Cambridge University Press, 2016) explains the remarkable success of regional political parties in India. Other research examines a range of topics related to electoral politics in India including voter turnout, electoral quotas, strategic voting, and the dominance and subsequent decline of the Indian National Congress. Adam's research has been published in such journals as American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, and Comparative Politics among others. He is currently working on a book-length project aimed at better understanding election alliances in India. During his career, Adam has conducted field research in Haryana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before arriving at Temple, he was an Assistant Professor at the George Washington University and had previously held postdoctoral fellowships at Nuffield College, Oxford and the University of Chicago.