Jeff Witsoe is a political anthropologist who studies caste empowerment and democratic politics in Bihar, a populous state in north India. He has done research on the impact of globalization and state policies on rural economic development and on caste and ethnic conflict created by electoral politics in India. He earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge.
We are pleased that Dr. Witsoe will be in residence at Penn as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study of India for February 2012.