Vatsal is a PhD student in Political Science. His research focuses on democratic theory, political violence, and constitutionalism. Before coming to Yale, he was a Graduate Researcher at the Center for Democracy, Toleration, and Religion in New York. Vatsal has been a researcher and contributor for the Shared Sacred Sites project, and he assisted the curators of exhibitions in Thessaloniki, Greece (2017) and New York City (2018).
- Negotiating Democracy and Religious Pluralism: India, Pakistan, and Turkey (co-edited with Karen Barkey and Sudipta Kaviraj; Oxford University Press forthcoming 2021)
- Constituent Assemblies (co-edited with Jon Elster, Roberto Gargarella, and Bjorn Erik Rasch; Cambridge University Press 2018)
- “Pride and Prejudice in Austin’s cornerstone” in Udit Bhatia (ed.), The Indian Constituent Assembly (Routledge 2018). Please write to me at email@example.com if you would like an updated version of this essay.