Welcome! I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Department of Government, Cornell University. My doctoral research examines how regional powers build their nuclear force structures. I have been conducting this research in India, the United Kingdom, and France. This project has been generously supported by the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, the Wilson Center, Cornell University’s Graduate School, the Cornell Institute for European Studies, and the Chateaubriand Fellowship. In 2019-20, I will be a MacArthur Nuclear Security Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University.
Prior to studying at Cornell, I completed my M.Phil in Diplomacy and Disarmament, and M.A. in Politics and International Relations at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. I have formerly held research positions at Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies and Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation, New Delhi. My prior work includes organizing extensive Track II Dialogues between India and Pakistan specifically on nuclear and other related security issues.