Nirvikar Jassal

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Previously, I was a fellow at Stanford University's King Center on Global Development.

I specialize on policing and crime, with a regional focus on South Asia. My research utilizes quasi-experiments, experiments, machine learning and computational text analysis to understand violence against women (VAW), hate crime, perceptions of law enforcement, and criminal justice accountability. My work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Asian Studies, and Asian Survey. I am also completing a co-authored book project on Indian democracy (under contract with Cambridge University Press).

Prior to my doctorate, I worked at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and served as an aide in the office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

I hold a BA from Columbia (2010), an MSc from Oxford (2012), and a PhD from the University of California—Berkeley (2020).