Minali Aggarwal

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Graduate School Student


Minali is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Departments of Political Science and African American Studies at Yale University. Her research focuses on the ways race is statistically and rhetorically constructed and deployed for both liberal and right-wing political projects. Her dissertation research demonstrates how racialized data and statistical evidence generate new political formations and alignments, often subverting the radical demands of Black social movements. Before starting graduate school, Minali worked as a data scientist for five years. She received her B.S. from Georgetown University in 2016.




  • American Politics
  • Race and Ethnic Politics
  • Critical Data Studies