I am a fifth year doctoral student in the Political Science department at the University of Pennsylvania. I hold an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, where I grew up. My research focuses on studying media and political behavior in India. My […]
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I am a fifth year Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. My research interests include studying misinformation, media effects and comparative politics, with a regional focus on India. I use experimental and survey methods to study the relationship between newer forms of social media like WhatsApp and their effect on fake news, polarization, political participation and quality of democracy. I hold an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.