2011-present Professor and Chair of State and Democracy, Centre for Modern Indian Studies and Institute for Political Sciences, University of Göttingen, Germany.
2012-present Founding Co-Director, the CeMIS-CeMEAS Transregional Research Network, (CETREN), University of Göttingen, Germany.
2012-2014 Director, Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), University of Göttingen, Germany.
2006-2011 Associate Professor of Political Science (tenured), Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
2008-2010 Consultant, Inter-Asia Program, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), New York.
2006-2008 Senior Advisor for International Collaboration, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), New York.
Spring 2006 Rustgi Faculty Fellow in South Asian Studies, Yale Council of International and Area Studies and Department of Political Science, Yale University.
2000-2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
1999-2000 Rockefeller Humanities Postdoctoral Residential Fellow, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University.
1999 Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Pennsylvania.
Fields of specialization: Comparative Politics; International Relations; South Asian studies.
Dissertation awarded the UCLA-Sardar Patel Award for the best U.S. doctoral dissertation on modern India, 2000.
1992 A.B. in Government, Dartmouth College, USA.
INSTITUTIONAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
- Director, Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen.
- Founding Director, CETREN, University of Göttingen (Network for transregional research funded by the German Ministry of Higher Education, BMBF).
- Senior Advisor and Steering Committee Member, Inter-Asia Program, SSRC, New York.
- Graduate Program Director, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS
2012-16 Co-Principal Investigator, BMBF grant for CETREN: A Transregional Research Network, 1.3 million euros.
2012-2015 Lead Researcher, Carnegie Foundation grant to the SSRC-Yale University Transregional Virtual Research Institute on Media, Activism, and the New Political (TVRI).
2007 Best Article Award, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians (for the article ?A Symbol of Freedom: The Indian flag and transformations of Indian nationalism, 1906- 2002.? Journal of Asian Studies 2006).
2006-07 Senior Fellowship, American Institute of Indian Studies.
2005-06 Faculty Research Grant, University of Massachusetts.
2005-06 International Workshop Grant, South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development (SEPHIS), The Netherlands.
2004-2005 Lilly Teaching Fellowship, University of Massachusetts.
2003-2005 International Collaborative Research Grant, Social Science Research Council, Middle East and North Africa Program.
2002-2003 Faculty Research Grant, University of Massachusetts.
2000 UCLA- Sardar Patel Award for the best U.S. doctoral dissertation on modern India.
2000 Certificate of Congressional Recognition for the best doctoral dissertation on modern India, U.S. House of Representatives.
1999-2000 Rockefeller Humanities Postdoctoral Residential Fellowship, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University.
1999 Summer Fellowship, Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict (declined).
1999 Postdoctoral Grant for International Research on Peace and Security, Social Science Research Council-MacArthur Foundation Program.
1998-1999 School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
1996-1998 Dissertation Fellowship, Social Science Research Council-MacArthur Foundation Program on International Peace and Security.
1996-1997 Penfeld Fellowship in International Affairs, University of Pennsylvania.
2013-present Member, Editorial Advisory Board, "Studies in Contemporary South Asia" book series, Palgrave.
2012-present Member, International Advisory Team, World Social Science Fellows Programme, International Social Science Council-UNESCO, Paris.
2012-2014 Lead Researcher, Transregional Virtual Research Institute (TVRI) on Media, Activism, and the New Political, SSRC.
2012-13 External Member, Directorship Search Committee, Human Sciences Section, Max Planck Society, Germany.
2011-present Member, International Advisory Board, Asia Resarch Institute, National University of Singapore.
2009-present Member, Steering Committee, SSRC Inter-Asia Initiative.
2012-present Member, Postdoctoral Fellowship Selection Committee, SSRC Inter-Asia Initiative.
2008 Consultant, SSRC-US Department of Education evaluation of Title VI funded area studies centers for South Asia, Middle East, and Eurasia studies.
2007 Member, APSA Congressional Fellowship Selection Committee (India).
2008-2010 Graduate Program Director, Department of Political Science, UMass-Amherst.
2006-07 Member, Search Committee for Multi-Member Hiring Initiative, UMass-Amherst.
2005-06 Member, Search Committee for External Departmental Chair, UMass-Amherst.
2004-05 Member, Search Committee for Horwitz Chair in Latin American Studies, UMass-Amherst.
2002-2004 Member, University Research and Ethics Committee, UMass-Amherst.
2001-2003 Women?s Studies Executive Committee, UMass-Amherst.
Fall 2001 Executive Board, Asian/Asian American Studies, UMass-Amherst.
2009-present Member, Steering Committee, SSRC Inter-Asia initiative.
2007 Member, Fulbright India Fellowship Selection Committee.
2006-present Editorial Board Member, Critical Asian Studies.
2006-present Editorial Board Member, Ethnoscapes.
Spring 2006 Consultant for International Collaboration, Social Science Research Council.
Fall 2005 Participant, International Meeting on the Future of Collaboration in the Social Sciences, Social Science Research Council (Funded by the National Science Foundation and the European Social Research Council).
2001-2004 Invited Core Member, Network on South Asian Politics and Political Economy (NETSAPPE). An initiative of the Ford Foundation and the University of Michigan.
Cornell University Press
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Duke University Press
Perspectives on Politics Comparative Politics
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research Urban Research
Comparative Studies in Society and History Journal of Asian Studies
Theory and Event India Review
Radical History Review Critical Asian Studies Asian Security
Contributions to Indian Sociology
National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung (DSF), Germany Swiss National Science Foundation