I am a PhD Candidate at Yale University's Department of Political Science. I am also a research affiliate at University of Chicago's Center on Democracy.
My main research interests include political behavior and party-voter linkages, with a regional focus on South Asia. My current research agenda is centered on party strategy, campaigns, and political participation. In my research projects, I use a variety of methods, including semi-structured interviews, participant observation, grounded theory, content analysis, surveys, and survey experiments.
At Yale, I have taught courses on Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics, Nationalism & Ethnic Politics, and Statistics.
Previously, I worked as a policy researcher at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi and at the Centre for Public Policy, IIM Bangalore, where I researched issues of urban governance, service delivery, and public finance. I received my master's in public policy and public administration from National University of Singapore and London School of Economics and Political Science; and my bachelor's degree (Hons.) in economics from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi.
You can contact me at: shahana.sheikh[at]yale.edu.