Kanchan Chandra, Professor of Political Science, NYUAD
Kanchan Chandra, Professor of Political Science, NYUNY

Kanchan Chandra

Professor of Political Science

Affiliation: NYU New York


Kanchan Chandra (Ph.D 2000, Harvard), a Professor of Politics at NYU, works on questions of ethnicity, democracy, violence, patronage and party politics. She is lead author of Constructivist Theories of Ethnic Politics (Oxford University Press, 2012), author of Why Ethnic Parties Succeed: Patronage and Ethnic Headcounts in India (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and of articles in several leading journals.  Her work has been supported, most recently, by research grants from the National Science Foundation and the United States Institute of Peace, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioural Sciences at Stanford University, and the Russell Sage Foundation.