Dr Nirvikar Jassal

Dr Nirvikar Jassal

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Department of Government

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CBG 4.14
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English, Hindi
Key Expertise
Criminal Justice, Gender, Political Violence, South Asia, Bureaucracy

About me

Nirvikar Jassal is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. He specializes on policing, crime, and criminal justice with a regional focus on South Asia. His research has utilized quasi-experiments, experiments, and machine learning to understand violence against women, hate crime, perceptions of law enforcement, and criminal justice accountability. His writings have appeared in the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Science, Journal of Asian Studies, and Asian Survey. He also worked at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, and served as an aide in the office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He completed his BA from Columbia University (2010), MSc from Oxford University (2012), PhD from the University of California—Berkeley (2020), and postdoctoral fellowship from Stanford (2022).

Research interests

  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Policing
  • Gender and Gender-Based Violence
  • Political Violence
  • Causal Inference and Multi-Method Research
  • South Asia

Selected publications

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV337: Politics, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Comparative Perspective
  • GV4L5: Politics, Gender, and Development