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Gareth Nellis

Gareth Nellis is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California San Diego.

His research focuses on political parties, in particular the origins and persistence of weakly institutionalized party systems, and the extent to which parties matter for key development outcomes. A second strand of work addresses the drivers of discrimination against internal migrants in fast-urbanizing settings.  His work has focused on South Asia.

Gareth received his PhD in Political Science from Yale University, and he held the Evidence in Governance and Politics post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. 
  • comparative politics
  • political economy
  • modern South Asia