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Tanushree Goyal

DPhil in Politics

Welcome — I am a fourth and final year PhD candidate at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. I am also an academy scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University. Starting in Fall 2022, I will join Princeton University as an Assistant Professor in Politics and International Affairs.

My research interests lie at the intersections of comparative politics, gender, and development with a regional focus in South Asia.  My dissertation uses natural, survey and quasi-experiments to examine important questions in the field of representation and accountability and is set in the context of the World's largest democracy - India.

My dissertation shows how female politicians affect change by influencing intra-party politics in the context of India's urban cities. F
emale politicians incorporate women as intermediaries and establish cross-electoral level networks to influence political campaigns and party decisions. This "representation from below" fundamentally alters party politics and democracy for good.

Contact me: tanushreegoyal@g.harvard.edu
Virtual office hours: every Tuesday at 3pm UK time - please email me to receive the link.

Tanushree Goyal