Anirvan Chowdhury

Job title: 
Graduate Student
Political Science
Center on the Politics of Development

Anirvan Chowdhury is a graduate student at UC Berkeley’s department of political science. His broad research interests lie in comparative politics and the political economy of development. His current projects centre on women’s political mobilisation and collective action, ideology in political parties, and public service delivery. Prior to this, Chowdhury worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute and the World Bank in Washington DC, and at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, India. He has studied economics and public policy at the Madras School of Economics and Georgetown University, respectively.

He is also a mentor for the IIS Undergraduate Fellowship Program.

Research interests: 
  • Comparative Politics
  • Development
  • Governance / Democracy