We invite you for a talk by Dr. Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government Fellow, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University.
Dr. Maya Tudors research investigates the origins of stable, democratic and effective states across the developing world, with a particular emphasis upon South Asia. She was educated at Stanford University (BA in Economics) and Princeton University (MPA in Development Studies and PhD in Politics and Public Policy). She has held Fellowships at Harvard Universitys Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Oxford Universitys Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy.
Her book, The Promise of Power, (Cambridge University Press, 2013), was based upon her 2010 dissertation, which won the American Political Science Associations Gabriel Almond Prize for the Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics. The book investigates the origins of India and Pakistans puzzling regime divergence in the aftermath of colonial independence. She is also the author of articles in Comparative Politics, Journal of Democracy, and Party Politics.
Before embarking on an academic career, Maya worked as a Special Assistant to Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz at the World Bank, at UNICEF, in the United States Senate, and at the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee. A dual citizen of Germany and the United States, she has lived and worked in Bangladesh, Germany, France, India, Kenya, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Content of Democracy: Nationalist Parties and Inclusive Ideologies in India and Indonesia. (with Dan Slater). Forthcoming in Parties, Movements and Democracy in the Developing World, Nancy Bermeo and Deborah Yashar, eds. Cambridge University Press Studies in Contentious Politics.
The Nationalist Origins of Political Order in India and Pakistan. Forthcoming in State Capacity in the Developing World. Miguel Centeno, Atul Kohli and Deborah Yashar, eds. Cambridge University Press.