My research lies at the intersection of Comparative Politics and International Relations with a concentration on nationalism/populism, security/peace, and religion. My regional specialization is South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar).
My work on Religious Nationalism in Contemporary South Asia was published with Cambridge University Press September 2022 as part of the Elements series on religion and violence. The element draws upon my field work carrying out interviews with elites in India and Sri Lanka.
Religious Nationalism in Contemporary South Asia. 2022. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Element Series on Religion and Violence. https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/religious-nationalism-in-contemporary-south-asia/041691105FDA51E0B36024B47A956AB0
Articles and Book Chapters
“The Covid-19 Pandemic and Religious Marginalization in Sri Lanka” in The COVID-19 Pandemic in South Asia: Domestic and International Responses.eds Sumit Ganguly and Dinsha Mistree, Routledge, (July 2022). https://www.routledge.com/The-Covid-19-Crisis-in-South-Asia-Coping-with-the-Pandemic/Ganguly-Mistree/p/book/9781032163451
“Climate Conflict: South Asia and the Growing Risk of Climate Refugees.” With Cidney Hopkins and Laurabell Obana. Terrorism and Political Violence. (June 2022) https://doi.org/10.1080/09546553.2022.2069448
“Overcoming Intersecting Isolations in an Interdisciplinary Department.” With Dr. Ngoc Phan. Journal of Political Science Education. (April 2022) https://doi.org/10.1080/15512169.2022.2051534
"Understanding India's Uneven Sex Ratios." Journal of Religion and Violence. (April 2022). https://doi.org/10.5840/jrv202241890
“The Securitization of Love Jihad.” Religions. With Syed Tahseen Raza. (November 2021). https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12121074
“Gendered Islamophobia: The nature of Hindu and Buddhist nationalism in India and Sri Lanka.” Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 1–22. (September 2021). https://doi.org/10.1111/sena.12350
“COVID-19 in India: As Assessment of Kerala’s Development Model.” 2021, with Shelli Israelsen. Progress in Development Studies. (September 2021). https://doi.org/10.1177/14649934211030462
“Supporting Junior Women: Strategies for Men Colleagues.” With Emily Farris and Julia Marin Hellwege. PS: Political Science and Politics. (July 2021) https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096521000068
“People Don’t Want a Mosque Here: Contested Architecture as a Strategy of Nationalism.” Journal of Religion and Violence. Volume 9 (1): (Spring 2021) https://doi.org/10.5840/jrv202142086
“The Rise of Hindu Nationalism and its Regional and Global Ramifications.” Education About Asia: Asian Politics. Volume 23:1 39-43 (Spring 2018)
“Bombs or Ballots?: How do Separatist Groups Determine their Strategy and Why is it Important for All of Us?” Aviation Security International. (Summer 2014.) https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108919050