Assam State Archives in Guwahati, India
Politics of state-building and governance at the margins of contemporary states
The intersection between geopolitics, state-building, and subnational conflicts
Buffer states and buffer zones in the post-WWII era (in collaboration with Boaz Atzili)
Affirmative action policies addressing horizontal inequality (in collaboration with Rachel M. Gisselquist)
Pulling the State In: Group Structures and the Politics of State-building in Indian and Burmese Peripheries
2023. "Buffer Zones and International Rivalry: Internal and External Geographic Separation Mechanisms" (with Boaz Atzili), International Affairs, 99(2): 645-665.
- Winner of Van Kirk Awards from American University; Selected as "Editor's Choice" for the issue
2023. "Affirmative action around the world: insights from a new dataset" (with Rachel M. Gisselquist and Simone Schotte), WIDER Working Paper, 59/2023.
"Why buffer zones are vital for understanding great power conflict" (with Boaz Atzili), International Affairs Blog, April 26. 2023.
Manuscripts in Progress:
"Uneven Violent Geographies: External Pressures, Selective State-Building, and Peripheral Conflict" (final preparation for manuscript submission; available upon request)
"Buffer State Dataset, 1945-2020" (with Boaz Atzili, Grace Benson & Ozan Ahmet Cetin) (data collection & analysis phase)
“Pulling the Center In: Territorial Expansion within the Northeast Frontiers of British Raj”