Meet Anirvan Chowdhury, 2021 APSA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grantee

The American Political Science Association is pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) Awardees for 2021. The APSA DDRIG program provides support to enhance and improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation research in political science. Awards support basic research which is theoretically derived and empirically oriented.

Anirvan Chowdhury, University of California Berkeley

Anirvan Chowdhury is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research examines the links between norms and behavior with applications to religious conservatism and gender. Using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods, his dissertation investigates how political parties seek to mobilize women in public spaces, the effectiveness of these methods, and their implications for women’s personal and political agency. Anirvan has previously studied economics and public policy at the University of Delhi, the Madras School of Economics and Georgetown University. He has worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute, the World Bank, and the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, India.