Adi Dasgupta — Political Scientist

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

I study comparative politics, with a focus on political economy, development, and economic history. My projects fall into three broad topics: political parties and democratization; state capacity and bureaucracy; and distributive politics. They are linked by a focus on understanding dysfunction and failure within political organizations. 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]