Nirvikar Jassal

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University's King Center on Global Development. In 2022, I will join the Department of Government as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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 police accountability. A major component of my research has been the collection of fine-grained data on the criminal justice system in India. 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).

My work has been funded by a 2018-19 Minerva Peace & Security Fellowship from the US Institute of Peace, the Poverty Action Lab at MIT, the Center for Experimental Social Sciences at Oxford, the Berkeley Institute for International Studies, and the UC Berkeley Department of Economics.

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).

Nirvikar Jassal

Stanford University

njassal@stanford.edu