Shikhar Singh is a PhD candidate at the Department. His research looks at the role of social identities (ethnicity, caste, religion, or race) on political preferences (whether that be support for parties, candidates, or trade policy). He also studies the functioning of political parties, intra-party competition, and institutional preferences of political actors. Shikhar’s interests broadly fall in comparative and American politics, political economy, and quantitative methods.
Between 2013 and 2015, Shikhar worked as an electoral analyst with an Indian political party, fielding their surveys across five state elections and a national election. Shikhar finished with a bachelor’s degree in History and Politics from Balliol College (Oxford) on an Inlaks scholarship; and a BA Honours in History from St. Stephen’s College at the University of Delhi.
- Comparative Politics
- Quantitative Methods
- American Politics