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Samantha Agarwal Postdoctoral Fellow Environment, Development & Health

MA, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University; PhD, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University; BA, Political Science and Environmental Policy, Ohio State University.

Dr. Agarwal is an inaugural Changemaker Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research interests broadly fall in the fields of political sociology, racial and ethnic inequality, political economy, and global sociology. With a geographical focus on India, Agarwal's book project comparatively and ethnographically examines the rise of ethnonationalist movements and how they are refracted through the political economies of caste. Agarwal's research on caste, politics and development has appeared in Politics & Society, Journal of Agrarian Change, and Journal of Contemporary Asia and has been recognized with several fellowships and awards including the Mellon International Research Dissertation Fellowship and the American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Fellowship.
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