Adi Dasgupta — Political Scientist

photoWelcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Merced. I was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University and earned my PhD from Harvard University.

I study comparative politics and political economy, with a regional focus on South Asia but also with comparative interests. My projects fall into three broad topics: party organization and paths of democratization; state capacity and bureaucracy; and community organization and civic engagement. They are linked by a focus on understanding organizational capacity and dysfunction and their consequences for long run development. Here are links to my book project, papers, classes, and CV.

Contact Info

University of California, Merced
School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343, USA
adasgupta3 [at]