My research lies at the intersection of Comparative Politics and International Relations with a religion and peace studies emphasis. My regional specialization is South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar). I am interested in the origins and implications of nationalism.
My work on Religious Nationalism in Contemporary South Asia is forthcoming at Cambridge University Press 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. 2020. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Element Series on Religion and Violence. (Under Contract/Revision)
“Gendered Islamophobia: The Overlapping Parallels of Hindu and Buddhist Nationalism in South Asia.” 2020. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (Forthcoming, September 2021)
“COVID-19 in India: A Comparative Analysis of the Kerala and Gujarat Development Models’ Initial Responses."
Progress in Development Studies. (Forthcoming, Summer 2021)
“Suggestions for Male Colleagues in Supporting Junior Women on Campus.” With Emily Farris and Julia Marin Hellwege. PS: Political Science and Politics. (April 29, 2021)
People Don’t Want a Mosque Here: Destruction of Minority Religious Sites as a Strategy of Nationalism - Andrea Malji - Journal of Religion and Violence (April 21, 2021) (pdcnet.org)
How Buddhist nationalism is shaping Sri Lanka’s domestic and foreign policy — 9DASHLINE
A Coup Can’t Destroy an Ideology: The Future of Buddhist Nationalism in Myanmar (georgetown.edu)
“Forced Cremation of Covid Dead in Sri Lanka Further Marginalizes Muslim Community.” Religion Dispatches. December, 15, 2020. with Amarnath Amarasingam.
“Climate Conflict: South Asia and the Growing Risk of Climate Refugees.” Terrorism and Political Violence (Conditional Acceptance; Under Review).
“Overcoming Intersecting Isolations in an Interdisciplinary Department.” With Dr. Ngoc Phan. Journal of Political Science Education. (Conditional Acceptance, 2021)
“The Rise of Hindu Nationalism and its Regional and Global Ramifications.” Spring 2019. Education About Asia: Asian Politics. Volume 23:1 39-43
“The Geographic Challenges of Counterterrorism in Northeast India.” 2017. The London School of Economics: South Asia at LSE.
“Bombs or Ballots?: How do Separatist Groups Determine their Strategy and Why is it Important for All of Us?” Aviation Security International. Summer 2014.
“Trains, Terrain, and Terrorism.” The Diplomatic Courier. Winter 2014.
“Female Suicide Bombers and the Religious-Cultural Challenges,” Aviation Security International. Spring 2010