Ph.D. (Tufts University); MBA (IIFT, Delhi); B.Tech. (NIT, Rourkela)
Neeraj received his Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. His research interests span the fields of political economy, comparative politics, and international relations. His current research is centered around social inequality. Specifically, he studies the political consequences of inequality in non-violent contexts (such as, electoral volatility, formation of party systems, performance of political parties, ethnic voting) and violent contexts (ethno-religious riots). In a second project, he is studying India’s alliance behavior and will be comparing it with rising power alliances (Brazil, Russia, China, and South Africa). He uses a mixed methods approach that combines statistical analysis using large demographic, survey, and secondary datasets with comparative historical analysis. He has designed and implemented a national survey in India and have conducted field research in Bangladesh and India. Currently, he teaches research methods (qualitative and quantitative) at undergraduate and graduate levels.