Ajay Verghese


Assistant Professor

2219 Watkins Hall
(951) 827-4582
e-mail: ajay.verghese@ucr.edu

Ajay Verghese is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. He received a BA in 2005 from Temple University and a Ph.D. in 2013 from The George Washington University. His research interests are focused on South Asian Politics, Political History, Ethnicity, Political Violence, Secularism, and Methodology. He was a post-doctoral fellow from 2012-13 at the Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, and an Assistant Professor of Political Science from 2013-15 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. He has a book, The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Violence in India, forthcoming at Stanford University Press, and an article forthcoming at Modern Asian Studies.

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