Anjali Anand entered the PhD program in 2012. Her research focuses on the processes of state formation in South Asia between the 16th and early 20th centuries; especially, the exchanges between the provinces and the center, and the transformations in the distributions of power between them. She also has an interest in non-state forms of governance and the history of the state, particularly as it arises in discussions of “failed states.” As such her research combines perspectives from comparative politics and international relations.

Before coming to Chicago, Anjali taught English at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. She received her BA in Economics and Political Science from Amherst College in 2011.