Rajeshwari Majumdar

Welcome! I'm a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at New York University. During the 2023-2024 academic year, I am a Graduate School of Arts and Science Dean’s Dissertation Writing Fellow, affiliated with the Center for Social Media and Politics and the Identities & Ideologies Project, and on the academic job market.

My research interests lie in political behavior, experimental methods, and Indian politics. In my dissertation and beyond, I examine how group identities shape individuals’ reactions to information about contentious political issues. In particular, I study ethnic identity (focusing on interethnic relations and ethnic nationalism) and partisan identity (focusing on ideological and partisan motivations in countries with traditionally weak party ties). I also have an active research agenda geared towards understanding the role of WhatsApp in the politics of developing countries. My work is forthcoming in Political Behavior.

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